BY: JOEY REAMS
Wilco’s lead singer Jeff Tweedy has announced a new Subtrack newsletter titled Starship Casual. Subscribing to this newsletter will give you various inside perks, such as unreleased music, music recommendations, tour stories, and more. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Although Wilco hasn’t released any new music since 2019’s Ode to Joy, Tweedy has released three albums as a solo artist in the last three years, with 2020’s Love is the King being the most recent. Wilco is set to go on a co-headline tour with Sleater-Kinney later this year. Check out the tour dates below.
“I know I’ve shared a lot—been pretty prolific for a scary long time now,” Tweedy said in a statement. “But a couple of things happened this past year (which I’ll get to in a sec) that have me craving a bit more of a direct experience with my collaborators (you). Social media has never quite met these needs for me. Occasionally I’ve dabbled with tweets and whatnot, but I’ve never been able to quite put my finger on the reason for the emptiness I feel trying to engage with all of you while using those formats. I really want this newsletter to be an extension of that experience, and to put into practice some of the insight I’ve gained about my past attempts to make social media feel worthwhile and honest to me. It’s the community I’ve always missed. Blue checks or not I’m not sure anyone is really themself—really who they say they are in that climate over there. I’m going to settle in here and share all kinds of things with an added emphasis on a feeling of direct interaction. Mostly, I just want to be here where you can find me. If you need me. Because I like you. Let’s spend some time together.”