With all of the new songs that have been popping up in the band’s live performances lately, you’d have to figure that word of a new Wilco LP would be coming soon. In an interview with WAMC in Albany, NY, Wilco main man Jeff Tweedy said he expects the new album, which will be mostly recorded live in studio (as opposed to the crazy overdubs and re-sculpting that made Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and The Ghost is Born as good as they were), to be out sometime next spring, putting it two years away from their last album, the soft-rocking Sky Blue Sky.
Tweedy also said he’s going through a phase where he “kinda hates” all of Wilco’s past albums (I can understand that feeling for Sky Blue Sky, but the other albums, not so much), mostly because "none of them are a statement that I would be comfortable making right now at this point in my life. They all served their purpose, and in that respect I’m proud of all of them.”
He then elaborated: "But as something that feels artistically in keeping with who I am today, I think that they are inevitably going to fall short of that as time goes on. I mean, they just don’t continue to mean the same things to me, and a new record is kind of where it’s at."
Tweedy’s sick of the old records, so he’ll make a new, more meaningful one. Take from that what you will– either way, Wilco’s seventh album is due out next spring.