Wilco’s plans to start recording their next album in January may have been delayed a bit due to Jeff Tweedy’s sessions for a forthcoming Mavis Staples album, but have no fear: a new record is still in the works for the Chicago alt-country rockers. In an interview with FasterLouder in Australia, where the band is currently on tour, bassist John Stirratt gave an update on Wilco’s tentative plans for their follow-up to last year’s Wilco (The Album).
“I thought the last record might have been more abrasive but I’d imagine our next one is going to be a lot more jarring I would say,” said Stirratt of LP8. Later he adds:
We are in writing mode and we start that and the demos in our space which is sounding better and better as a studio. We are going to record quite a bit over the summer. We’ll do it in Chicago and maybe towards the end we might get to another locale, hopefully in some warm weather environment a la New Zealand in January.
Though it’s too bad we may have to wait until next year for a new album, I, for one, am pretty excited about that “more jarring” comment. Check out Stirratt’s full interview here.