White Denim have announced they are recording their fifth studio album with Jeff Tweedy at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft.
The sessions have so far produced two completed tracks for their as yet untitled new album, due for release later in 2013. It will be the follow-up to 2011’s album D.
“When we started, Jeff said to us, ‘I like your records but I love your live show,’” White Denim guitarist/singer James Petralli told Relix magazine. “We are hoping to change that with this record.”
Tweedy recently produced Low’s album, The Invisible Way, and is also working on the new Mavis Staples album, the follow-up to 2010’s Tweedy-produced You Are Not Alone.
Speaking to Uncut for our 2013 Album Preview, Tweedy said he hoped to return to the studio with Wilco in the spring.
“I usually have a lot of songs mapped out before we go into the studio, though I also like the idea of just seeing what happens some days,” he said. “How many songs do we have already? Right now I’ve got about 90 songs in my playlist that haven’t been recorded. I tend to not even remember doing them or writing them once I’m in the studio. If some of them sound half-baked then I’ll discard them. But if some sound like somebody else wrote them, then they’re the ones that usually work. I wrote my most recent song a few days ago. I don’t have a real title for it yet, though I was calling it ‘Associate Sunrise’. I’ve no idea what it’s about.”
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