'Sukierae' is a collaboration with the frontman's son Spencer
Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy has revealed plans for his forthcoming solo album.
The LP, titled ‘Sukierae’, is a collaboration with the frontman’s son Spencer who drums on the release. “When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,” said Tweedy. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything – write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.”
‘Sukierae’ will be released on September 15 and is made up of 20 tracks. Tweedy is playing songs from the album on a solo North American tour, which started last night (June 5) at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on June 5 and finishes up at the iconic Newport Folk Festival in July. The song ‘I’ll Sing It’ from the album is streaming at WilcoWorld.net now.
Tweedy will be backed by a new band on the tour, with his 18-year-old son on drums, Jim Elkington on guitar, Darin Gray on bass and Liam Cunningham on keys.
The frontman recently made a guest appearance in US TV series Parks And Recreation. Tweedy appeared as the singer of a fictional band called Land Ho!, who was lobbied by Amy Poehler’s character, government worker Leslie Knope.
Wilco released their latest album ‘The Whole Love’ in 2011. It followed their 2009 self-titled release.