After releasing four studio albums on major label Nonesuch, Wilco are going out on their own: Their label will be called dBpm Records and will issue all Wilco recordings, along with other releases; it will be run by the band's manager Tony Margherita and will get distribution help from California label ANTI-.
"This is an idea we've discussed for years," Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy said. "We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me."
Back in July, guitarist Nels Cline first revealed that the band was splitting with Nonesuch and suggested they would put out limited-edition releases in a vein similar to Jack White's Third Man Records. "There's going to be funny things to come out," he said. "There might be a 7-inch or something, a little souvenir when we do [Wilco's curated Solid Sound Festival]."
In related news, Wilco and Tweedy have announced a few shows this spring - check out the dates below - and the group is currently recording their next album at their Chicago studio The Loft; it's due out this year.
Jeff Tweedy Solo Dates:
3/22, Toronto, Ontario (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
3/25, Montreal, Quebec (L'Olympia de Montreal)
3/26, Portland, ME (State Theatre)
3/28, Madison, WI (Capitol Theater)
3/29, Rochester, MN (Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall)
3/30, Iowa City, IA (The Englert Theatre)
Wilco Tour Dates:
5/2, Montgomery, AL (Montgomery PAC)
5/3, Mobile, AL (Saenger Theatre)
5/5, New Orleans, LA (Jazzfest)
5/6, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theater)
5/7, Denton, TX (University of North Texas Auditorium)
5/8, Tulsa, OK (Cain's Ballroom)