Wilco have rush-released their new album online today (July 17).
The band dropped their 11th studio LP – ‘Star Wars’ – for free via their website Wilcoworld.net. You can also listen to the album above.
The record can be downloaded until August 13. It will be released on CD on August 21 with a vinyl release following on November 27.
The band posted the following tweet on the 11 track record earlier today, which included the artwork:
— WILCO (@Wilco) July 16, 2015
The tracklisting for ‘Star Wars’ is:
‘Random Name Generator’
‘The Joke Explained’
‘Taste the Ceiling’
‘Where Do I Begin’
‘King Of You’
Wilco recently rescheduled a show in Indiana following changes to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The band were set to play in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 7 but axed the gig when the act, which effectively made it legal for business owners to use religion as a means of justifying discrimination against minorities, including those in the LGBT community, was signed into law.
However, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a change to the act that means it can no longer be used to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender. Wilco subsequently confirmed that their Murat Theatre gig would go ahead as planned.
When the act was first announced celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Cher made their opinions clear on social media and many other public figures used the hashtag #BoycottIndiana to show their opposition.