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    Wilco's New Album Now Complete, Complete with Title: "Wilco (the album)"
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    Wilco has completed work on their forthcoming album, due out June 30 on Nonesuch Records, and, after much anticipation, it now comes complete with a title: Wilco (the album).

    "There’s a little something for everyone on the group’s new disc," says Rolling Stone's Kevin O'Donnell. "'One Wing' and 'Sunny Feeling' are breezy, pop-friendly tunes; 'Deeper Down' is a mellow ballad spiked with atmospherics and chamber strings; the nearly-six-minute jam 'Bull Black Nova' starts with rollicking drums, staccato keys and guitars before exploding into a killer solo from guitarist Nels Cline." Read more, including some of Glenn Kotche's thoughts on the new record at rollingstone.com.

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    Wilco has taken a few weeks off from touring before they head to Spain and Portugal at the end of May and returning to the States in June to play again in venues (including a few baseball stadiums) across the country. Their last Stateside gig was at New Orleans JazzFest, this past weekend, which was something of a homecoming for Louisiana native John Stirratt. The Huffington Post's Karen Dalton-Beninato has coverage of the performance and of Stirratt's public chat with Rolling Stone's David Fricke, who spoke with the Wilco bassist as part of the festival's interview series, at huffingtonpost.com.

    Fricke's colleague at the magazine, Alex Rawls, write of the JazzFest set: "The band presented its friendliest, most rootsy face ... Throughout, the band’s movement from a whisper to a screech happened organically, and led naturally to songs from Mermaid Avenue and an encore of 'Box Full of Letters.'" Read more from Rolling Stone's festival coverage at rollingstone.com.

    Keith Spera, a music writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, says, "The fresh air favors Wilco." He reports that in Saturday's otudoor performance at JazzFast and others, "Jeff Tweedy and company delivered thrilling, nuanced sets." And they did so right up to the end: "A final 'Outta Mind (Outta Sight),' in all its ragged glory, stamped an exclamation point on the set, and the day." Read more at nola.com.

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Wilco has completed work on their forthcoming album, due out June 30 on Nonesuch Records, and, after much anticipation, it now comes complete with a title: Wilco (the album). "There’s a little something for everyone on the group’s new disc," says Rolling Stone. Wilco's performance at the New Orleans JazzFest last weekend was their last US gig till June, and, says Rolling Stone, "The band presented its friendliest, most rootsy face ... Throughout, the band’s movement from a whisper to a screech happened organically." "The fresh air favors Wilco," reports the Times-Picayune. "Jeff Tweedy and company delivered thrilling, nuanced sets ... [and] stamped an exclamation point on ... the day."

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Wilco has completed work on their forthcoming album, due out June 30 on Nonesuch Records, and, after much anticipation, it now comes complete with a title: Wilco (the album).

"There’s a little something for everyone on the group’s new disc," says Rolling Stone's Kevin O'Donnell. "'One Wing' and 'Sunny Feeling' are breezy, pop-friendly tunes; 'Deeper Down' is a mellow ballad spiked with atmospherics and chamber strings; the nearly-six-minute jam 'Bull Black Nova' starts with rollicking drums, staccato keys and guitars before exploding into a killer solo from guitarist Nels Cline." Read more, including some of Glenn Kotche's thoughts on the new record at rollingstone.com.

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Wilco has taken a few weeks off from touring before they head to Spain and Portugal at the end of May and returning to the States in June to play again in venues (including a few baseball stadiums) across the country. Their last Stateside gig was at New Orleans JazzFest, this past weekend, which was something of a homecoming for Louisiana native John Stirratt. The Huffington Post's Karen Dalton-Beninato has coverage of the performance and of Stirratt's public chat with Rolling Stone's David Fricke, who spoke with the Wilco bassist as part of the festival's interview series, at huffingtonpost.com.

Fricke's colleague at the magazine, Alex Rawls, write of the JazzFest set: "The band presented its friendliest, most rootsy face ... Throughout, the band’s movement from a whisper to a screech happened organically, and led naturally to songs from Mermaid Avenue and an encore of 'Box Full of Letters.'" Read more from Rolling Stone's festival coverage at rollingstone.com.

Keith Spera, a music writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, says, "The fresh air favors Wilco." He reports that in Saturday's otudoor performance at JazzFast and others, "Jeff Tweedy and company delivered thrilling, nuanced sets." And they did so right up to the end: "A final 'Outta Mind (Outta Sight),' in all its ragged glory, stamped an exclamation point on the set, and the day." Read more at nola.com.

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Wilco, by Mary Ellen Matthews

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