Hear Wilco's Schmilco First at Record Stores on Sept 6


Photo by Huckberry
Easthampton, MA – August 15, 2016 – Wilco fans can have an early listen to the band’s forthcoming album Schmilco on Tuesday, Sept. 6, three days before the album’s official worldwide release Sept. 9. But it won’t be via an early online stream; instead, the Chicago band is showing its support for independent record stores — and the vinyl format in general — by encouraging fans to attend I Heard Schmilco listening parties at locations across the US and Canada. Hosting stores will play the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and offer attendees a chance to win unique prizes including slipmats featuring album-cover artist Joan Cornellà’s artwork. A list of participating stores is HERE. Vinyl copies of Schmilco will be available for purchase on Sept. 6 across the US at all retail outlets (physical stores and online shops) and all formats (CD & online) will be available Sept. 9.

As Wilco’s summer tour continues the band returns to St. Louis on Wednesday to play The Fox Theatre. While in town, Wilco makes a pre-show stop at 
band leader Jeff Tweedy’s former employer Euclid Records for a special in-store performance and signing. Preorder for Schmilco is available now at Euclid for guaranteed entry.

Tweedy’s insider guide to Chicago is currently featured on the men’s e-commerce retail site 
HuckberryField Guide: Chicago is a conversation and photo essay about Chicago that features intimate photos of Tweedy in and around the city, as well as a look into Wilco’s recording studio The Loft. The site also features a dedicated Wilco shop with exclusive Wilco products and autographed vinyl.

Schmilco is Wilco’s 10th studio album and features 12 new songs written by Tweedy. It is the third Wilco release on the band’s own dBpm Records, and it follows Star Wars, which was released for free and as a surprise, in July 2015.

Mostly an acoustic collection,
Schmilco bears neither the vicious, fuzz-glam guitars ofStar Wars, nor the dazzling, baroque-ish arrangements that fans have come to expect from Wilco. But in their place is a spaciousness and chaos that might feel welcome after 20-some years of enjoyed but now-familiar Wilco releases. It is an intentionally loose affair.
Recorded at the band’s Chicago studio the Loft,
Schmilco is produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.

Schmilco track listing: 
Normal American Kids  /  If I Ever Was A Child  /  Cry All Day  /  Common Sense  /
Nope  /  Someone to Lose  /  Happiness  /  Quarters  /  Locator  /  Shrug and Destroy  /
We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)  /  Just Say Goodbye

Wilco is:
Jeff Tweedy – guitars, vocals; John Stirratt – bass, vocals; Glenn Kotche – drums; Nels Cline – guitars; Patrick Sansone – guitars, keyboards, vocals; Mikael Jorgensen – keyboards
Wilco North American Tour Dates
Aug 16CrossroadsKC ^Kansas City, MO
Aug 17Fox Theatre ^St. Louis, MO
Aug 19Breese Stevens Field +Madison, WI
Aug 20Hall's Island +Minneapolis, MN
Aug 21Jay Pritzker Pavilion *Chicago, IL
Aug 30Red Butte Garden #Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31Morrison Center #Boise, ID
Sep 2The Moore Theatre #Seattle, WA
Sep 3The Moore Theatre #Seattle, WA
Sep 4Schnitzer Concert Hall #Portland, OR
Sep 6The Fillmore #San Francisco, CA
Sep 7The Fillmore ~San Francisco, CA
Sep 9The Fillmore %San Francisco, CA
Sep 10The Fillmore !San Francisco, CA
Sep 11The Fillmore //San Francisco, CA
Sep 13Theatre at the Ace Hotel //Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14Theatre at the Ace Hotel **Los Angeles, CA
Sep 15Theatre at the Ace Hotel <Los Angeles, CA
Sep 17Sound SummitMill Valley, CA
Wilco World Tour Dates
8 OctPopload FestivalSao Paulo, BR
10 OctLa TrastiendaMontevideo, UY
12 OctTeatro CapoulicanSantiago, CL
15 OctBUE FestivalBuenos Aires, AR
27 OctAncienne BelgiqueBrussels, BE
28 OctAncienne BelgiqueBrussels, BE ^
29 OctNew Fall FestivalDusseldorf, DE
30 OctNew Fall FestivalStuttgart, DE
2 NovDR KoncerthusetCopenhagen, DK ^
3 NovSentrum SceneOslo, NO ^
4 NovAnnexetStockholm, SE ^
5 NovRS WeekenderWeissenhäuser, DE ^
7 NovTempodromBerlin, DE ^
9 NovTivoliVredenburgUtrecht, NL ^
10 NovLe Guess WhoUtrecht, NL ^
12 NovFabriqueMilan, IT ^
14 NovMuseumquartierVienna, AT ^
15 NovVolkshausZurich, CH ^
16 NovCasino de ParisParis, FR ^
18 NovAlbert HallManchester, UK
19 Nov02 Brixton AcademyLondon, UK
^ with special guest William Tyler      + with special guest Kurt Vile & the Violators
* with special guest Twin Peaks      # with special guest Joan Shelley
~ with special guest Amendola vs. Blades      % with special guest Deep Sea Diver
! with special guest Kacy & Clayton      // with special guest Kevin Morby
** with special guest Jeff Parker      < with special guest Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin