New Jeff Tweedy Album Sukierae Due On September 16

Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy will release a new album dubbed Sukierae on September 16 via his dBpm Records label. Sukierae (pronounced sue-key-ray) isn’t quite a solo album as it finds Tweedy joined by his 18-year-old son Spencer Tweedy on 20 new Jeff-written songs. Fittingly, the pair call themselves Tweedy. 

“When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,” Jeff said in a press release. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything – write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.”

Spencer plays drums on the album, while Jeff handles guitars, vocals, bass and keyboards. Jess Wolfe and Holly Lassig of Brooklyn’s Lucius provide backing vocals. Longtime Tweedy collaborator Scott McCaughey lends additional keyboard support on the LP.

Take a listen to “I’ll Sing It” off the album:

Jeff heads off to start a solo tour tomorrow in which he’ll perform with his new band for part of each show. He’ll also appear on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on July 24.

Here’s the current list of Jeff Tweedy tour dates:

June 5 Masonic Temple Detroit, MI
June 6 Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA FREE
June 7 Mountain Jam Hunter Mtn, NY
June 9 Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, MD
June 10 Lincoln Theatre Washington, D.C.
June 11 The Brown Theatre on Broadway Louisville, KY
June 16 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
June 17 Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO
June 18 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK
June 21 Texas Union Ballroom Austin, TX
June 22 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
June 24 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
July 4 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON
July 6 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto, ON
July 12 Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
July 25 The Music Hall Portsmouth, NH
July 26 L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport, ME
July 27 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Sept 20 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN