Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
Company In My Back
Wilco have announced their new touring lineup in the wake of Leroy Bach’s departure. This newest incarnation of the band features:
Jeff Tweedy: gtr, vox
John Stirratt: bass gtr, vox
Glenn Kotche: drums, percussion, etc.
Mikael Jorgensen: keys, laptop
Pat Sansone: keys, gtr, vox
Nels Cline: gtr
Jorgensen had accompanied the band on their last tour, while Sansone plays with John Stirrat in The Autumn Defense and Nels Cline is an avant-garde jazz/experimentalist guitarist of some note whom they probably hooked up with through Sonic Youth. Interesting – They’re going from having mostly just one guitar of the YHF tours to three or four for A Ghost Is Born.
Dan Bejar may have been best known as one of The New Pornographers circa Mass Romantic, but he left the band to pursue his day job in Destroyer. In support of their new album, This Night Your Blues, Destroyer will be conducting a massive North American tour that stops at Lee’s Palace May 6. Support on this tour will be Victoria’s Frog Eyes who will not only be opening, but acting as Bejar’s backing band. Thanks to Tiny Mix Tapes for the 411.
Have I mentioned lately that Motown in its heyday is the greatest music ever? It really is. And if you disagree, you’re just wrong.
np – various artists / Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971