Wilco vs The Minus 5! The album...
'Down with Wilco', the recent collaboration between Seattle collective The Minus 5 and Wilco, finally looks to have a release date. The two bands had an entire album's worth of material in the can, but when Mammoth Records folded last summer they were forced to shelve it. Yep Roc Records will release this in February.
The album was produced by Scott McCaughey and Jeff Tweedy and also features Minus 5 regulars Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies); they're joined on this album by guests Rebecca Gates (Spinanes), Sean O'Hagan (High Llamas), singer Christy McWilson, vilolinist Jessy Greene, and engineers Charlie Francis and Brian Paulson
01 The Days of Wine and Booze
02 Retrieval of You
03 That's Not the Way That It's Done
04 The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply
05 Daggers Drawn
06 Where Will You Go?
07 Life Left Him There
08 The Family Gardener
09 The Old Plantation
10 What I Don't Believe
11 View from Below
12 I'm Not Bitter
13 Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit)
At the start of 2003 look for Wilco to head down under for six dates at Australia's Big Day Out 2003 Festival. There they will be sharing the stage with the likes of with Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Gonzales, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, PJ Harvey, The Vines, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
Fri 17 Auckland, New Zealand*
Sun 19 Gold Coast, Australia*
Wed 22 The Metro, Sydney, Australia
Sat 25 Sydney, Australia*
Sun 26 The Palace, Melbourne, Australia
Mon 27 Melbourne, Australia*
Fri 31 Adelaide, Australia*
Sun 02 Perth, Australia*
Fri 07 Kobe World, Osaka, Japan
Sat 08 Messe, Tokyo, Japan
*Big Day Out 2003 Festival dates