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Wilco announce their new Cate Le Bon-produced album, Cousin

01 August 2023, 13:31 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Today, Wilco announce their new album, Cousin, and present its lead single “Evicted".

“Evicted,” the album’s first single, sees a narrator grappling with his responsibility for losing love counterpointed by Marc Bolan-inspired guitars. “I guess I was trying to write from the point of view of someone struggling to make an argument for themself in the face of overwhelming evidence that they deserve to be locked out of someone’s heart,” comments Tweedy. “Self-inflicted wounds still hurt and in my experience they’re almost impossible to fully recover from.”

“Cate is very suspicious of sentiment,” Tweedy says, “but she’s not suspicious of human connection.”

Cousin follows 2022's Cruel Country. Produced by the singular Welsh artist Cate Le Bon, the album marks the first time Wilco have handed the reins over to a producer outside their immediate circle of collaborators since Sky Blue Sky.

Longtime admirers of each other’s work, Wilco and Le Bon first met at the band’s Solid Sound Festival in 2019, where they formed an immediate connection, inspiring Tweedy to invite Le Bon to the band’s famed Chicago studio, The Loft, in 2022 to work on the album.

"The amazing thing about Wilco is they can be anything,” Le Bon says. “They're so mercurial, and there’s this thread of authenticity that flows through everything they do, whatever the genre, whatever the feel of the record. There aren’t many bands who are able to, this deep into a successful career, successfully change things up."


  1. Infinite Surprise
  2. Ten Dead
  3. Levee
  4. Evicted
  5. Sunlight Ends
  6. A Bowl And A Pudding
  7. Cousin
  8. Pittsburgh
  9. Soldier Child
  10. Meant To Be

"Evicted" is out now. Wilco's forthcoming album, Cousin, will arrive on 29 September via dBpm Records.

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