Sunday, September 03, 2006

New Wilco

Here are a couple of new tunes from Wilco, played live at the Pines Theater, July 16, 2006. As we patiently wait for the new studio album, these live recordings can at least give us a glimpse of what we might expect. These tunes are mellow; no shrieking feedback and deconstructive noise that trickle into some of their live performances. With the addition of experimental guitarist Nels Cline and multi instrumentalist Pat Sansone, the band is capable of a huge sonic and musical range. In Impossible Germany, the alt-country kings veer into almost Yes-like progressive territory. I also hear a some mid 70's jazzy Dead in there, too.

If you haven't been to a Wilco show, you are missing one of the best live bands around these days. These audience recordings don't fully convey the experience; go out and buy Kicking Televison and see what all the fuss is about. I had the good fortune of being at one of the shows that was recorded for this double live cd release, and I can honestly say it was one of the best shows I've ever seen.

You can get the whole Pines Theater show at rbally, a great music blog.

What Light

Impossible Germany

Happy Labor Day.



Anonymous Mita said...

Nice. I really like "Impossible Germany."

7:19 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Me too. The new album should be really interesting. Go to rbally and get the whole show; there's one or two other new songs I didn't post.

2:10 PM  
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