Wilco's "Ghost" Set for Summer

Fifth album set for June release

Wilco's fifth album will be titled A Ghost Is Born and released on June 8th on Nonesuch.

The group spent two weeks working on the bulk of the album last fall in New York City before returning to Chicago to wrap up production. Among the thirteen songs on the record is "Handshake Drugs," which was previously issued on an Australian EP that the group eventually placed on its Web site for free download.

Wilco co-produced the effort with Jim O'Rourke, who engineered the group's last release, 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Ghost features original Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt, along with drummer Glenn Kotche (who joined for Foxtrot), keyboardist/laptop twiddler Mikael Jorgensen, who had previously only toured with the band, and keyboardist Leroy Bach, who left the band last month.

No tour has been lined up yet behind Ghost, though Wilco are committed to a pair of summer festivals: the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on May 1st, and the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 11th.

A Ghost Is Born track list:

At Least That's What You Said
Hell Is
Spiders (kidsmoke)
Muzzle of Bees
Handshake Drugs
Company in My Back
I'm a Wheel
Wishful Thinking
Late Greats
Less Than You Think