Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Wearing a Cubs Uniform?! + New Wilco Song!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:26 PM

(Via Brooklynvegan)

On Sunday afternoon, the members of Wilco were the honorary guest conductors at Wrigley Field during the seventh inning stretch of the Cubs game. Cardinals fans, get ready to have a heart attack: They were all wearing Cubs jerseys. (Video evidence below.)

But in an ensuing interview, Tweedy makes amends for his sartorial choice, by admitting he grew up in Belleville as a Cardinals fan -- and then sheepishly says, "although I don't think they'll have me anymore...this airs in St. Louis, right?" Well, A to Z certainly found it. Still, we have pictorial evidence of Wilco's Lou love, from this May's hometown stand.

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(Exclusive Wilco STL merch!)

Incidentally, Wilco played a new song on Saturday that Tweedy stressed was a "work in progress," although it sounded done to me. Tentatively named "One Wing," it reminded me a lot of quieter Sonic Youth, in fact (shades of A Ghost is Born, perhaps?), with '80s rock like the Church (no, really) thrown in for good measure, before ending in a giant Nels Cline freakout. It was really excellent. Video after the jump.

"One Wing":

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