Today the band took one of its strangest and most delightful twists to date, dropping a free full-length album on its fans called Star Wars.
Well, Wilco chose do on Thursday with the unexpected release of Star Wars, the alt-rockers’ ninth studio album.
Download Star Wars, the album, here.
Wilco features the prolific musician Jeff Tweedy, guitarist Nels Cline, bassist John Stirratt, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche.
Stay tuned for news on a possible physical release.
The album is already getting some solid reviews, who notes that downloading Wilco’s new album is a “pretty great” consolation for not being able to make it to the Pitchfork Music Festival, where Wilco is headlining. After vaulting to fame with 2002’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot“, the band has toured tirelessly and picked up several awards.
But it has been far too long since a new offering from the full band. At first listen, the record does not appear to have anything in common with the film version / cinematic universe of Star Wars, besides maybe having very good SEO.