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Jeff Tweedy - Warm mp3 album

Jeff Tweedy - Warm mp3 album

Near the beginning of WARM, Jeff Tweedy sings, What I’ve been through should matter to you. Coming from the tenderest reaches of his soft, broken tenor, the line is raised more like a question than a command. In the most harrowing section of his memoir, Tweedy writes that Wilco’s impressionistic 2004 album A Ghost Is Born was sculpted during the throes of opiate addiction as an attempt to leave a comprehensive self-portrait for his sons in his absence. Written from a more stable perspective, WARM mirrors that eulogistic process with a more straightforward, less metaphorical bent. Sometimes we all think about dying, he sighs in Don’t Forget. Don’t let it kill ya. Tweedy thinks about dying a lot on WARM.

Warmer is the third studio album by American musician Jeff Tweedy, released on April 15, 2019 by dBpm Records. It is his second solo album of entirely new material, and was recorded at the same time as his previous album, Warm. Warmer was initially released on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive, and will see wider digital release on July 12, 2019. All tracks written by Jeff Tweedy. Jeff Tweedy – vocals, songwriting, instruments. Spencer Tweedy – drums.

In his new memoir Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), Jeff Tweedy describes the songs on his first proper solo album of original material as some of the most direct, personal and autobiographical that I’ve ever written. That’s quite a statement from a guy who has spent the past 25 or so years working out his innermost feelings through music. Still, the 11 tunes on WARM do feel less oblique than much of Tweedy’s work, the bulk of which has come fronting Wilco. If he’s more direct, he’s also less outwardly demonstrative

Jeff Tweedy wants to change that, or at least that seems to be the recurring theme of 2018's Warm, the Wilco founder's first solo album of original material.

As the lovelorn ‘From Far Away’ floats by, desolate and broken, haunted by the ghosts of art-rock guitars and phantom electronics, it’s clear that Jeff Tweedy still isn’t comfortable on well-trodden roads and that Warm has moments that upend Americana as beautifully as ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ did with US indie rock.

Six months after Jeff Tweedy released his solo LP Warm, the Wilco singer has announced a sister album titled Warmer will arrive on Record Store Day. The 10-song collection was recorded during the same studio sessions at Chicago’s the Loft that resulted in Tweedy’s 2018 album. Warmer was recorded in the same burst, motivated by the same impetus, overflowing with the same consoling ethos, author George Saunders, who penned Warm‘s liner notes, said of the sister album

Many of the album’s diary entry vignettes find Tweedy returning to his alt-country roots. Right from cryptic album opener Bombs Away, he leads with an inescapable degree of twang, filling the airwaves with whining pedal steel and strained, world-wearied vocals. While the majority of Warm’s stripped-down passages pull from sounds familiar to fans of Jeff Tweedy’s previous projects, he still finds a way to lean into the realm of the strange with his fascination with sonic diversity. From Far Away is a dreamy, hypnotic journey through the far reaches of outer space, filled with heavy distortion and spastic drumming.

The Verdict: Jeff Tweedy has long grown into his standing as one of rock music’s most innovative songwriters, which might make WARM’s more stripped-down and folksier approach somewhat surprising. But this isn’t the sound of regression. Instead, it’s the work of a seasoned songwriter proving that he’s as good at penning powerful, personal songs in a traditional vein as he is layering records with bells and whistles. WARM skews heavily toward the former, but fortunately Tweedy is a maverick as capable of breaking your heart with an acoustic guitar as he is bending musical styles to his will

Tracklist

1 Bombs Above 2:15
2 Some Birds 3:41
3 Don't Forget 3:30
4 How Hard It Is For A Desert To Die 4:49
5 Let's Go Rain 2:57
6 From Far Away 3:10
7 I Know What It's Like 3:46
8 Having Been Is No Way To Be 4:34
9 The Red Brick 2:36
10 Warm (When The Sun Has Died) 2:18
11 How Will I Find You? 6:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – dBpm Records Inc.
  • Distributed By – Alternative Distribution Alliance

Notes

℗ 2018 dBpm Records Inc. Exclusively distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DBPM-007-18-CD Jeff Tweedy Warm ‎(CD, Album) dBpm Records DBPM-007-18-CD USA, Canada & Europe 2018
DBPM-007-18-LP Jeff Tweedy Warm ‎(LP, Album) dBpm Records DBPM-007-18-LP USA, Canada & Europe 2018




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