Wilco Announce New Album ‘Schmilco’

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Wilco have announced their 10th studio album, and it’s literally called Schmilco. The record is out Sept. 9 via the band’s dBpm Records and is available for preorder on the band’s website here. There will be a special early release for vinyl on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the U.S.

The band have also shared a new song called “If I Ever Was A Child,” which you can hear below. It’s a beautifully understated song wrapped in warm acoustic strums that would’ve been right at home on 2011’s The Whole Love.

Last week, the band released the song “Locator” to celebrate the one-year anniversary of last July’s Star Wars. That song and “If I Ever Was A Child” will both appear on Schmilco.

“I think this record is ‘joyously negative’,” frontman Jeff Tweedy said. “It’s sad in a lot of ways but not in any that reach a conclusion of doom or hopelessness … I just had a lot of fun being sour about the things that upset me.”

Check out the album’s dark cartoonish cover by Spanish artist Joan Cornellà.