Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and son Spencer set to release album in September and tour as Tweedy
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy was initially set to release a new album under the solo project name Sukierae, however the solo project isn't only the spark of Jeff's creativity, but someone who has been there all along. Jeff and his son, a drummer, Spencer will release their father/son album under the more fitting name Tweedy September 16 via Wilco's own label, dBpm Records.
“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,” Jeff said in a statement with Consequence of Sound. “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.”
The album will feature contributions from Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, as well as Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus 5, The Baseball Project). Tweedy will also head out on tour this summer as they hit the road today and will perform June 6 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, performing with bassist Darin Grey, guitarist Jim Elkington, and keyboardist Liam Cunningham.
The album's first single "I'll Sing It" is currently streaming on Soundcloud and gives a taste of what can come of these two equally musical minds as a simple acoustic guitar strums over the beat of Jeff's drumming prodigy Spencer.