Wilco to ‘begin recording new album later this month’

Jeff Tweedy and co to head into the studio to work on the follow-up to 2009's 'Wilco (The Album)'

Wilco are set to begin recording their new album later this month.

The follow-up to 2009’s ‘Wilco (The Album)’, frontman Jeff Tweedy revealed that as soon as the group have some time off they will head into the studio.

“We’re getting into the studio later this month to start recording the next Wilco record,” Tweedy said in an interview with
Billboard.com. “The way we’ve been touring the past year, there’s been a dividing line between one record and the next as there ever had been because we’ve been touring so intensively and we haven’t been able to do any recording on the side. But this is usually the way we seem to work when we have downtime, we generally spend it in the studio.”

The band’s first studio effort since leaving their record label Nonesuch, Tweedy revealed that the group are still unsure how they will release the LP, although did speak favourably about Radiohead‘s pay-what-you-want release of ‘In Rainbows’.

“I know some of the guys in Radiohead and talk to them, but our manager pays more attention to the[ir] business models than I do,” he admitted. “When Radiohead streamed their album and let people pay what they wanted, I thought that was similar to what we had been doing for years, but we didn’t take the money because we were on a major at the time; we ended up giving the money to charity.”

He added: “Everyone made a big deal of it, but it seemed like such a no-brainer to me. The record is going to leak anyway and people are going to download it at some point before it comes out, [that] you might as well make something rather than make nothing.”