Wilco loves you, baby. Proof of that love can be found at WilcoWorld.net, where yesterday the beloved indie-rock jammers surprise-dropped their free new album, Star Wars. News of the record caused a stir on par with Kim Kardashian's butt in regions of the internet that pretend to not care about Kim Kardashian's butt. The 11-track, 33-minute LP can be obtained as a no-cost download, provided you hand over your email address to Wilco HQ.
Featuring a luxurious cat on the cover, Star Wars is the band's ninth full-length release and first since The Whole Love in 2011.
Wilco — unfairly stacked with songwriting great Jeff Tweedy, guitar god Nels Cline, and monster drummer Glenn Kotche — wowed last week at the Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis; they headline their hometown Pitchfork Music Festival — which may or may not be the weekend's best fest — tonight in Chicago.