Wilco Confirms New ‘Hot Sun Cool Shroud’ EP Release To Coincide With Solid Sound Festival

“There are tracks on Hot Sun Cool Shroud that are more aggressive and angular than anything we’ve put out in a while.” – Jeff Tweedy

By Nate Todd May 29, 2024 11:03 am PDT

Wilco announced the release of a new EP, Hot Sun Cool Shroud, arriving on June 28 via dBpm Records. The release coincides with the band’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Hot Sun Cool Shroud contains material recorded but not completed during Wilco’s sessions for their latest LP, 2023’s Cousin. Frontman Jeff Tweedy returned to the studio with engineering mixer Tom Schick to finish off Hot Sun Cool Shroud’s six tracks, which will come out just in time for Solid Sound.

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Tweedy detailed the new EP:

“It’s fun to have something new to release at Solid Sound. This year we’re putting out an EP with a summertime-after-dark kind of feeling. It starts off pretty hot, like heat during the day, has some instrumentals on it that are a little agitated and uncomfortable and ends with a cooling breeze. There are tracks on Hot Sun Cool Shroud that are more aggressive and angular than anything we’ve put out in a while, and a song about love melting you like ice cream into a puddle of sugary soup. All the pieces of summer, including the broody cicadas.”

Solid Sound attendees will have a chance to pick up a white vinyl pressing of Hot Sun Cool Shroud available exclusively at the festival. The EP’s artwork incorporates images from visual artist Kathleen Ryan’s “Bad Fruit” collection.

Fans at the festival will also have the opportunity to design their own front cover artwork for the record using a selection of ink stamps and stickers recreating Ryan’s various fruit sculptures. Additionally, fans can submit their artwork to dBpm for consideration to be used on the vinyl and CD covers when the EP recives its wider physical release later this year.

Along with Wilco, Solid Sound 2024, taking place June 28 – 30, will see performances by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Dry Cleaning, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Wednesday, Horsegirl, Ratboys, Water From Your Eyes and more. Purchase Solid Sound 2024 tickets. Click below for the full lineup and more.

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Hot Sun Cool Shroud Tracklist:

  1. Hot Sun
  2. Livid
  3. Ice Cream
  4. Annihilation
  5. Inside The Bell Bones
  6. Say You Love Me
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