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    Wilco Celebrates Record Store Day with New DVD; Jeff Tweedy Talks to Spin About Upcoming Album

    Wilco helped mark national Record Store Day this past Saturday with the limited release of their new concert DVD, Ashes of American Flags, through independent music retailers and on wilcoworld.net and nonesuch.com. Fans in Knoxville got to celebrate further, up close with Wilco as the band signed copies of the DVD at the local store The Disc Exchange. The in-store event was captured by the Knoxville News's entertainment reporter Randall Brown and posted on site at blogs.knoxnews.com.

    The film was screened at a number of theaters across the country on Record Store Day, including at Washington, DC's Avalon Theatre for the city's international film festival FilmfestDC, with directors Christoph Green and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, a Washington native, on hand for the event. Screenings will be held tonight at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi, in advance of the band's sold-out date there later this week, and at the Pabst Theatre's Turner Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the band recently made a significant impression over two sold-out gigs. To learn more about the film and order a copy of the DVD now, with a free, instant video download of the film's "Monday" performance, click here.

    Following the Disc Exchange signing, Wilco played a sold-out set at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday night. They play the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, tonight. For more tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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    Jeff Tweedy recently spoke with Spin magazine about Wilco's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new studio album, due out in late spring. Following their conversation, Spin's William Goodman describes the new album as "a mix of pastoral Americana rock (think 2007's Sky Blue Sky) and experimental studio sounds (2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)." Citing a couple of tracks off the record, he writes:

    On "Solitaire," a downcast ballad about loneliness, acoustic guitars give way to wailing slide licks. And "Deeper Down," the record's most musically ambitious tune, sounds like Bach meets Yes. A classical harpsichord melody is mimicked by Nels Cline's electric guitar, as what might be a beer can is slowly crumpled in the background.

    Read more at spin.com.

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Wilco Celebrates Record Store Day with New DVD; Jeff Tweedy Talks to Spin About Upcoming Album

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Wilco helped mark national Record Store Day this past Saturday with the limited release of their new concert DVD, Ashes of American Flags, through independent music retailers and on nonesuch.com. Fans in Knoxville got to celebrate up-close with Wilco as the band signed copies of the DVD at the local store The Disc Exchange, video coverage of which was posted online by the Knoxville News. Jeff Tweedy spoke with Spin about Wilco's forthcoming studio album, due out in late spring, described as "a mix of pastoral Americana rock (think 2007's Sky Blue Sky) and experimental studio sounds (2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)."

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Wilco helped mark national Record Store Day this past Saturday with the limited release of their new concert DVD, Ashes of American Flags, through independent music retailers and on wilcoworld.net and nonesuch.com. Fans in Knoxville got to celebrate further, up close with Wilco as the band signed copies of the DVD at the local store The Disc Exchange. The in-store event was captured by the Knoxville News's entertainment reporter Randall Brown and posted on site at blogs.knoxnews.com.

The film was screened at a number of theaters across the country on Record Store Day, including at Washington, DC's Avalon Theatre for the city's international film festival FilmfestDC, with directors Christoph Green and Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, a Washington native, on hand for the event. Screenings will be held tonight at The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi, in advance of the band's sold-out date there later this week, and at the Pabst Theatre's Turner Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the band recently made a significant impression over two sold-out gigs. To learn more about the film and order a copy of the DVD now, with a free, instant video download of the film's "Monday" performance, click here.

Following the Disc Exchange signing, Wilco played a sold-out set at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday night. They play the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, tonight. For more tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Jeff Tweedy recently spoke with Spin magazine about Wilco's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new studio album, due out in late spring. Following their conversation, Spin's William Goodman describes the new album as "a mix of pastoral Americana rock (think 2007's Sky Blue Sky) and experimental studio sounds (2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)." Citing a couple of tracks off the record, he writes:

On "Solitaire," a downcast ballad about loneliness, acoustic guitars give way to wailing slide licks. And "Deeper Down," the record's most musically ambitious tune, sounds like Bach meets Yes. A classical harpsichord melody is mimicked by Nels Cline's electric guitar, as what might be a beer can is slowly crumpled in the background.

Read more at spin.com.

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Wilco "Ashes of American Flags" [DVD cover]

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