New Jeff Tweedy Album ‘Sukierae’ Due 9/16- New Track “I’ll Sing It”

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will release a new album Sept. 16 through his own dBpm Records. The album, Sukierae (sue-key-ray), is not quite a solo effort. It is the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo, Tweedy, which features 20 new Jeff Tweedy-written songs, performed by Jeff in a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy.  The album’s first streaming track “I’ll Sing It,” is streaming below.

“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,” Jeff said. “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.”

With Spencer on drums, Jeff handles his usual guitars and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. Backing vocals on Sukierae come courtesy of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the Brooklyn-band Lucius.

Musician Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus Five, The Baseball Project) lends additional keyboard support on Sukierae.

Jeff embarks on a summer of North American touring this week in Detroit, backed by a new band that includes Spencer plus bassist Darin Grey, guitarist Jim Elkington and keyboardist Liam Cunningham. Jeff and his newly-formed band will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on June 20 as part of the acclaimed PBS series’ 40th anniversary season and be guests of Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on July 24.

 


JEFF TWEEDY TOUR DATES

 

June 5

Masonic Temple

Detroit, MI

June 6

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Pittsburgh, PA

June 7

Mountain Jam

Hunter Mtn, NY

June 9

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Baltimore, MD

June 10

Lincoln Theatre

Washington, D.C.

June 11

The Brown Theatre on Broadway

Louisville, KY

June 16

The Pabst Theater

Milwaukee, WI

June 17

Missouri Theatre

Columbia, MO

June 18

Cain’s Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

June 21

Texas Union Ballroom

Austin, TX

June 22

Majestic Theatre

Dallas, TX

June 24

Ryman Auditorium

Nashville, TN

July 4

Ottawa Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON

July 6

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

Toronto, ON

July 12

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

July 25

The Music Hall

Portsmouth, NH

July 26

L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Freeport, ME

July 27

Newport Folk Festival

Newport, RI

Sept 20

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Bristol, TN

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