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Listen: Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s new song, “Summer Noon”

on July 07, 2014, 1:13pm

Photo by Zoran Orlic

Under the familial moniker Tweedy, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer have been previewing material from their forthcoming Sukierae while out on tour. Thanks to a recording from their set at Mountain Jam, we’ve already heard 12 fresh songs from the band. Now, though, they’ve released the studio version of one of those jams: “Summer Noon”.

The chugging folk number marches on a steady beat, a deceptively buoyant rhythm. While his guitar twinkles over his son’s tramping drumming, the elder Tweedy warns, “Never leave your mother’s womb/ Unless you wanna see how hard a broken heart can swoon.” It’s a fair point, but maybe something he should’ve discussed with Spencer first. Take a listen below.

Sukierae is due out September 16th on Wilco’s own dBpm Records. Tweedy will continue to preview the record throughout the summer, including during a stop at Newport Folk Festival. After the album drop, they’ll play a few European gigs in November. Check out their full itinerary below.

Tweedy 2014 Tour Dates:
07/12 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Chicago
07/25 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall
07/26 – Freeport, ME @ L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series
07/27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
09/20 – Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
11/04 – London, UK @ Palladium
11/06 – Berlin, DE @ Apostel-Paulus Kirche
11/07 – Weissenhaeuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
11/08 – Weissenhaeuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
11/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ DR Studio2, DR Concert House
11/10 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/11 – Stockholm, SE @ China Theatre
11/13 – Koln, DE @ Theater am Tanzbrunnen
11/15 – Leuven, BE @ Het Deopt