Wilco Gets Busy on New Album
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."
As with that set, which was released by Nonesuch after Wilco parted ways with Warner Bros., the band is working on the sessions with producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke (news). Chris Shaw, best known for his work on Bob Dylan (news)'s "Love and Theft," is engineering.
The album, tentatively titled "W*lco Happens," will most likely not be released until late spring. Tracks include "We are Finished Waiting for You Now" and "Hell Is Chrome."
Wilco will soon be heard on "Monsoon," the upcoming album from former Pavement principal Scott Kannberg's Preston School Of Industry. The group contributed to the cut "Get Your Crayons Out" for the set, due Feb. 17 via Matador.