Listen to ‘If I Ever Was A Child’ from the just-announced Wilco album, ‘Schmilco’
Photo by Tony Proudfoot
For a little while now, there were big hints that Wilco were gearing up to release the follow up to last year’s Star Wars, and now it’s set in stone – Schmilco is set to be released on September 9.
It follows some interesting detective work that was happening in the last few days: following the release of their single, ‘Locator’, music site Stereogum received a tip from a Twitter user that the song ‘Locator’ was not released to recognise the one year anniversary of Star Wars, but actually taken off a soon to be released album.
Sure enough, once Stereogum had run the song through a content-ID service, it appeared among a list of 12 songs under that album name. It seemed that an announcement was imminent – and sure enough, Wilco have followed through.
The album features artwork from well-loved, and somewhat profane illustrator Joan Cornella.
They’ve released a new cut off the record, ‘If I Ever Was A Child’, to go along nicely with the announcement.
01 ‘Normal American Kids’
02 ‘If I Ever Was A Child’
03 ‘Cry All Day’
04 ‘Common Sense’
06 ‘Someone To Lose’
10 ‘Shrug And Destroy’
11 ‘We Aren’t The World (Safety Girl)’
12 ‘Just Say Goodbye’