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Rock - Released November 30, 2018 | dBpm Records

Distinctions Pitchfork: Best New Music
The themes of death, depression and time’s wear and tear don’t typically attract the masses, even if the label does say Warm. However, Jeff Tweedy is the man you’d want consoling you if you’ve got a case of the winter blues, he is one of the most engaging songwriters of his generation. Since the late 1980’s, the leader of the group Wilco has continued to amaze us with his heartfelt lyrics that discuss personal struggles - with a touch of humour and wit, of course. Tweedy has been working here and there with others, but since 2010 he has often worked with one of the great queens of soul, Mavis Staples, whom he produces for and with whom he co-writes (The albums You Are Not Alone in 2010 and One True Vine in 2013). In 2014, he released an album in a duo with his drummer son Spencer (Sukierae). In 2017 when he finally released a record in his own name, Together at Last, it was a false start to his solo career since it was composed exclusively of old Wilco songs and his Golden Smog and Loose Fur projects, which he revisited in acoustic form. With Warm, Jeff Tweedy is completely in command and the repertoire is 100% new, yet still reflects his familiar, American style. He manages to find, once again, the perfect balance between bitter and sweet and impresses us both with his pure melodies (I Know What It’s Like) or as a noisy rocker (The Red Brick). When he ends the song Some Birds with the sentence: I break bricks with my heart, only a fool would call it art Tweedy proves why he is one of the best rock poets of the era. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

Alternative & Indie - Released June 23, 2017 | Anti - Epitaph

Generally, when the leader of a group of note makes a solo album, the purpose is to provide a platform to do something that couldn't be done within the creative boundaries of the band. That notion applies to Jeff Tweedy's first proper solo album, 2017's Together at Last, though in a rather unexpected way. For Together at Last, Tweedy literally opts not to have a band with him for a change -- this is a set of 11 tunes from his back catalog, recorded solo, with Tweedy's voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica only occasionally reinforced with some very subtle guitar overdubs. If you've always wanted to hear Jeff Tweedy play a solo set in a whisper-quiet folk club, where his vocals don't have to compete with drums or amplifiers, then Together at Last is the absolutely next best thing. On one hand, the album invites the question of just why Tweedy opted to re-record a handful of his old tunes without his partners from Wilco or Loose Fur, and the lack of any new material makes this play like a live album with the audience conspicuous in its absence. On the other, if you don't mind the fact that these are all songs the average fan of Tweedy's work already knows rather well, you're rewarded with a set of simple but lovely performances. Jeff Tweedy may not be a virtuoso as a vocalist or a guitarist, but he absolutely knows what makes his songs work, and the intimacy of these recordings allows him to explore the nooks and crannies of the songs without having to make room for anyone else, and the results are charming, emotionally effective, and sometimes quite moving. And he's smart enough to chose a set of songs that work well stripped to their framework, and if this set is by no means "Jeff Tweedy's Greatest Hits," it does wonders to show off his estimable skills as a lyricist and spinner of melodies. If Together at Last is a minor work in Tweedy's catalog, it's a simple but genuine pleasure that may convert a few doubters who haven't been won over by Wilco's eclecticism. ~ Mark Deming

Alternative & Indie - Released June 23, 2017 | Anti - Epitaph

Recorded at the Loft, his studio in Chicago, Together At Last gathers the acoustic versions of eleven old titles written by Jeff Tweedy. You’ll obviously find songs from his band Wilco, but also from his side projects like Golden Smog and Loose Fur. This disc actually kicks off the Loft Acoustic Sessions series in which the mastermind behind Wilco will revisit pieces taken from his entire discography, which spans three decades and more than twenty albums. In their most stripped-down version, these tracks recorded on Together At Last highlight even more their author’s skills. The effect is impressive on Via Chicago, the first song on the album (taken from Summerteeth), which finds here a rather original intensity. Even on a title like Muzzle Of Bees (taken from A Ghost Is Born), whose first version was already somewhat stripped-down, Tweedy plays the introspection card even more. To no one’s surprise, it’s a rare fragility and sensibility that come out of every pore of a disc which will fill the fans with joy but can also serve as a beautiful introduction to newcomers… © MZ/Qobuz

Rock - Released November 27, 2018 | dBpm Records


Jeff Tweedy in the magazine
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