Jeff Tweedy’s Wilco are busy, busy, busy: Hot on the heels of 2007’s pastoral, jammy release Sky Blue Sky, and apparently unfazed by its subsequent exhaustive worldwide tour, the Chicago-based alt-country six-piece will return to the studio in October to begin work on their next record, expected to arrive next spring via Nonesuch Records, Billboard.com reports.
And in the wake of the stripped-down, performance-oriented Sky Blue Sky, what can fans expect on the new set? A return to form for the studio wizards Tweedy said in a recent radio interview with Albany, NY’s WAMC. “[We’ll] allow ourselves a little bit more leeway in terms of sculpting the sound in the studio and doing overdubs and using the studio as another instrument,” the singer-songwriter explained. “Last time around, it was more of a document.”
Fans seeking a sample of the new tunes can catch Wilco on tour this spring, when they take a break from the studio to hit the road supporting Neil Young. Check out the complete itinerary here.