Wilco have already recorded demos for a new album and are heading into their Chicago studio, the Loft, this month to start rerecording and fleshing them out. "Sonically it's going to be a much wilder, much more unexpected record," says guitarist Nels Cline. "There's going to be too much to choose from. Right now it's an embarrassment of riches, for sure."
Later this month, Band of Horses will begin work on their third album at Alabama's famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. "I've read about that place and heard the records out of there for my whole life," says singer Ben Bridwell, who notes that he's already written 27 songs. "We can't wait to get in there and tap some of its mojo."
Liz Phair is working on a new record — due in 2009 — with several producers including Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow) and John Alagia (Dave Matthews).
[From Issue 1064 — October 30, 2008]