Jeff Tweedy: Wilco will start work on new album in October

September 19, 2008  |  12:20pm
Looks like Jeff Tweedy is making good on the promise to release a new Wilco album next spring. Billboard reports the band will head into the studio in October to record its sixth album.

Tweedy recently said the record will take a different approach than Sky Blue Sky. He expects the band will "allow ourselves a little bit more leeway in terms of sculpting the sound in the studio and doing overdubs and using the studio as another instrument. Last time around, it was more of a document."

While praised, Sky Blue Sky was a strangely divisive album for critics and fans, with almost as many naysayers as proponents ("boring" is the criticism most often levied at the album). Yet it boasted Wilco's best-ever first sales week (87,000 copies moved). It probably goes to show that the band is being more intensely scrutinized than ever , so it'll be interesting to see how the Wilco responds and which direction it moves in next.

Related links:
News: Wilco plans new album for spring 2009
Review: Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Wilco on MySpace

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