We’ve heard the Wilco frontman and his sons in garage-rock form as the Raccoonists, but now comes a much higher profile project from the Tweedy family. Mavis Staples’ second LP recorded at Wilco’s Chicago studio not only features Jeff Tweedy producing again, but his son Spencer performing on the set, as well. For today’s preview, “‘I Like The Things About Me,” Tweedy played all of the backing instruments except drums, which feature Spencer getting in a tight groove behind his dad’s bass and electric guitar work. Staples has been performing this cut since her time with the legendary Staples Sisters, but now it’s been updated a bit, retaining all of the the original’s soul with a distorted, bare-boned edge providing a modern foundation. Hear the excellent track (via Complex) above. Staples’ One True Vine arrives on June 25th.
Previously: Watch Tweedy perform a solo take on a Washington Phillips song from the set.