Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. On September 23rd dBpm Records in conjunction with ANTI will release SUKIERAE (sue-key-ray), the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy. SUKIERAE features 20 new songs penned by Jeff, performed by Tweedy father and son along with a host of musical guests. 'When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,' Jeff said. 'Solo to me meant that I would do everything - write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer's been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.' with Spencer on drums, Jeff handles his usual guitars and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. Backing vocals on SUKIERAE come courtesy of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the Brooklyn-band Lucius. Musician Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., the Minus Five, the Baseball Project) lends additional keyboard support on SUKIERAE.
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