Wilco & Popeye – Dawned On Me [Watch]

King Features and Wilco’s own dBpm Records have collaborated on the new video for Dawned On Me giving the band the cartoon treatment and placing them in Popeyes world complete with all the classic characters. Director Darren Romanelli has done a brilliant job bringing the band to life as animations beside Popeye and friends, making for a music video guaranteed to bring a smile to peoples faces who remember Popeye and/or have a love of Wilco. Check out the video below.

In other Wilco related news, the iTunes session album I mentioned last week is available now via the iTunes store.

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New Wilco iTunes Session [News]

Wilco have announced a new iTunes session featuring eight songs recorded at Wilco’s Chicago loft in December last year. The session features five new versions of tracks from last years outstanding album The Whole Love as well as two Wilco classics and cover of Nick Lowe’s Cruel to Be Kind featuring the man himself. Pre-orders are available now over on the iTunes Store.

Tracklisting is as follows.

1 – Dawned on Me
2 – Born Alone
3 – I Might
4 – Black Moon
5 – Whole Love
6 – War on War
7 – Passenger Side
8 – Cruel to Be Kind (feat. Nick Lowe)

Monday Morning Links: Jeff Tweedy presents the Chicago weather, Solar Fields new album out, Mumford & Sons make Doom/Folk Record

Just a few short snippets of interesting thing’s I’ve seen over the web this weekend.

This is a great little clip of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy presenting the news on Chicago TV station WGN’s morning news last week. Watching Jeff Tweedy report the weather was always going to be fun.

http://www.wgntv.com/videogallery/66789435/News/Jeff-Tweedy-forecasts-the-weather

Solar Fields has a new album titled Until We Meet the Sky. The physical edition was out Friday and the digital version follows tomorrow (20th December). I’ve yet to receive my copy through the post but will most likely write some thoughts up after a listen or two.

You can hear samples and pre-order the digital version over at Ultimae records bandcamp page.

Yes, you read that headline right. Mumford & Sons have informed Rolling Stone that their new album, due in 2012, will be a more mature record and that it’s ‘doom folk’. In their words, Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake. I’m struggling to imagine that but definitely interested.

source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/week-in-review-mumford-sons-plan-doom-folk-album-20111216