wilco_star_wars Last week, Wilco surprised just about every single Wilco fan in the world with the release of their free new album, Star Wars. The following day, the band used their headlining slot at Pitchfork to debut the album in the live setting. Today, the band posted a letter on their website, thanking fans for their support and also posted a list of some of their favorite recent releases. 
We consider ourselves lucky to be in the position to give you this music free of charge, but we do so knowing not every band, label or studio can do the same. Much of the “music business” relies on physical sales to keep the lights on and the mics up. Without that support, well, it gets tougher and tougher to make it all work. With that in mind, Wilco has put together a list of some of their favorite recent releases. We encourage you to explore it (and beyond) and yep, even march down to your neighborhood record shop and BUY. There’s a lot of great music out there, lets all try to support it. After all, it's the years of support (and purchases) of Wilco's music that allowed us to do what we did last week.
Adron - Organismo Cibo Matto - Hotel Valentine Empyrean Atlas - Inner Circle Eleventh Dream Day - Works for Tomorrow Full of Hell, Merzbow - Full of Hell & Merzbow Game Theory - Real Nighttime Girlpool - Before the World Was Big Invisible Familiars - Disturbing Wildlife Landlady - Upright Behavior Luluc - Passerby Ned Doheny Music - Hard Candy Parquet Courts - Content Nausea Richard Julian - Fleur de Lis Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather William Tyler - Deseret Canyon Thanks for listening (and sometimes buying), - HQ PS: yes, you can also pre-order Star Wars on vinyl and CD here. It’ll also be available at finer record stores everywhere on August 21 (CD) and November 27 (vinyl).