Wilco: All Lives, You Say?

In response to Charlottesville and the use of “all lives matter,” which ignorantly misses the meaning behind “Black Lives Matter,” Wilco has released “All Lives, You Say?.” All proceeds from the relatively straightforward acoustic track benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. Wilco lead singer Jeff Tweedy dedicated the song to his father noting that “he used to say ‘If you know better, you can do …

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A new Wilco album for free download, verses from Rome Fortune and Despot, a triumphant Youth Lagoon and more

Youth Lagoon: The Knower Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, returns with his trademark brand of dreamy psychedelic-pop in “The Knower” from his upcoming album Savage Hills Ballroom. It will be his first LP since 2013’s Wondrous Bughouse. The track opens with minimal keyboard and Powers’ intimate, melancholy falsetto before slowly building into a grand fanfare of horns, percussive vocal samples and splashing drums. Mabel: Know …

Wilco: Star Wars

Wilco unexpectedly released a new album Star Wars on Thursday night, surprising many by offering the 11 original tracks for free download—with vinyl and CD versions available later this year. More rock-influenced and less concerned with being polished, Star Wars is also available on pretty much every streaming platform out there (YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Rdio, etc)—pretty savvy for a band that’s 20 years …