Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wilco: Live Concert Video, Studio In The New Year

A press release from the Wilco camp has just brought us up to date with what the band's been doing as of late (besides posing for photos in their winter wear). The first piece of news is that they've decided to release a concert film entitled The Ashes Of American Flags. After the filming for Kicking Television went South and turned into a concert album, we have to say we're curious to see what the band has found more passable about this newer film. According to the press release the film was created by "Brendan Canty and Christoph Green at Trixie Films (Sunken Treasure, Burn to Shine, etc.) Filming took place on the band's February '08 tour and includes material from Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, The Ryman in Nashville, and more" We have to admit: with no Wilco concert footage officially released since I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, we're psyched to see this thing make it out the door.

In other news, the band has confirmed a relatively low key touring schedule for the winter, with a handful of solo dates for Tweedy and Cline. Additionally, the band will be returning to the studio to record the follow up to 2007's Sky Blue Sky. Given that that record was the first go-round of the latest Wilco lineup, we're more than a little excited to see what the band will come up with after more than a year and a half more of active touring. Apparently, the studio time will get some visibility on the band's site, so stay tuned.