Jeff Tweedy Announces WARM Companion Album WARMER, Shares First Single

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Jeff Tweedy Announces <i>WARM</i> Companion Album <i>WARMER</i>, Shares First Single

Jeff Tweedy  has announced a new album, WARMER, to be initially released this Saturday, April 13, as a vinyl-only Record Store Day exclusive via dBpm Records. The album is a sister piece to last year’s WARM, which was Tweedy’s first-ever proper solo LP.

“At some point I separated the songs from the WARM/WARMER session into two records with individual character, but still tried to keep the overall tone and texture of the combined session consistent,” Tweedy says of the relationship between the two albums. “In a lot of ways these two records could have been released as a double LP. WARMER means as much to me as WARM and might just as easily have been released as the first record of the pair.”

The album’s first single, “Family Ghost,” finds Tweedy reflecting on his troublesome Illinois upbringing, attempting to reconcile with the types of casual and systemic racism he was raised to be indifferent towards. “When the lights go out, there’s no applause / Condescending to the hideous thought,” Tweedy sings over grooving riffs, contrasted with bellowing slides. “Imprisoned in my lonely skin / I feel so American.”

Listen to “Family Ghost” below, along with a 1996 Wilco concert from the Paste archives. Also, check out the tracklist and album art for WARMER, and see all of Tweedy’s and Wilco’s upcoming tour dates.

Warmer Tracklist:
01. Orphan
02. Family Ghost
03. And Then You Cut It in Half
04. Ten Sentences
05. Sick Server
06. Empty Head
07. Landscape
08. Ultra Orange Room
09. Evergreen
10. Guaranteed

Warmer Album Art:

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Jeff Tweedy Tour Dates:

April
03 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Queen Elizabeth Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
04 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland * (SOLD OUT)
06 – Boston, Mass. @ Berklee Performance Center * (SOLD OUT)
08 – New York, N.Y. @ The Town Hall ‡ (SOLD OUT)
09 – New York, N.Y. @ The Town Hall ‡ (SOLD OUT)
10 – Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre ‡ (SOLD OUT)
12 – Savannah, Ga. @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
13 – Decatur, Ga. @ Amplify Decatur/Decatur Square
14 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Walker Theatre ‡ (SOLD OUT)
16 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall ‡ (SOLD OUT)
17 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom ‡
18 – Champaign, Ill. @ Virginia Theatre ‡

May
20 – Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
22 – Brisbane, Australia @ Powerhouse
24 – Meeniyan, Australia @ Meeniyan Town Hall (SOLD OUT)
25 – Melbourne, Australia @ Athenaeum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler (SOLD OUT)
28 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov

(* = w/ Buck Meek)
(‡ = w/ James Elkington)

Wilco Tour Dates:

June
12 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
13 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (SOLD OUT)
16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (SOLD OUT)
18 – Lille, France @ Aeronef Club
19 – Rouen, France @ Le 106
20 – La Rochelle, France @ La Sirene
22 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
28-30 – North Adams, Mass. @ Solid Sound Festival

September
06 – Stavanger, Norway @ Stavanger Konserthus Zetlitz
07 – Bergen, Norway @ USF Verftet
08 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Den Gra Hal
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
13 – Cologne, Germany @ Carlswerk Victoria
14 – Hamburg, Germany @ Elbphilaharmonie
15 – Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
18 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
19 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
20 – Padova, IT @ Gran Teatro Geox
22 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
23 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TrivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal
24 – Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma
26 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowlands
27 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
28 – London, U.K. @ Eventim Apollo

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