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Wilco as in WILCO

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

As Rolling Stone succinctly put it, Wilco are 'one of America's most consistently interesting bands'. And they're not just talking about the music.

Chicago's finest are probably most famous for their 2002 album 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot', which Warners/Reprise paid for in advance, rejected because it was 'weird', and then ironically paid for a second time over when their subsidiary indie label 'Nonesuch' acquired and released it to critical and commercial acclaim. These events were then the subject of a seminal rock documentary 'I Am Trying To Break Your Heart', directed by Sam Jones.

To date, Wilco have released seven acclaimed albums and have been the subject of two rock documentaries. Their singer/singwriter Jeff Tweedy is a modern American alt-country legend, and Wilco are uncompromising, innovative and amongst the best live rock bands on the planet. They work with talented photographers and designers, their website is superb, and their whole approach to visual communication supports their musical ethos - blending commercial acumen with genuine artistry.

Which is a long-winded way of introducing an eclectic selection of Wilco posters, all of which share one common detail - WILCO always appears in uppercase:

Wilco wiki