Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy recently announced plans for a new solo album and tour apart from his long-running indie rock act. Today, the singer-songwriter flashed out plans for his upcoming project, which is going to be a Tweedy family affair.
On Sept. 16, Tweedy will release his debut solo album, a 20-song set titled “Sukierae” (pronounced, “sue-key-ray”) featuring his 18-year old son Spencer on drums. The album, officially billed under the band name TWEEDY, will arrive via dBpm Records. Check out a new song titled “I’ll Sing It,” featuring backing vocals by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.
“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,” Tweedy says via press release. “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.”
Check back with Billboard later this week for coverage of Tweedy’s June 5 date at Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the first of 19 solo dates in his itinerary.
Wilco’s last studio album, “The Whole Love,” dropped in 2011 via Anti.