Wilco’s dBpm Records will release a limited edition marbled green vinyl 7-inch of "Random Name Generator," the first single from the band’s Star Wars album, on October 2. A live acoustic version of "Bull Black Nova," recorded at the Solid Sound Festival in June, is featured on the flip side. The single’s cover art is a photograph of Kusan Kampanile’s Tower of Musical Bells. The playful 1950s bell-ringing instrument sits today in the Wilco Loft, the band’s Chicago recording studio. "Random Name Generator" is available for preorder now through the Wilco Store.
To coincide with the release, fans can answer the questions in Wilco’s own Random Name Generator to determine which Wilco member they are most like. Play along!
Wilco returns to the road for a string of US tour dates initiating in Kalamazoo, Mich., with stops in Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, Austin, and more.
Star Wars is available now on CD and as a digital download. The album will be released on vinyl on October 13 in the US and October 30 in Europe, the UK and the rest of the world. The album was released on July 16 with no advance notice or promotion and offered initially as a free download. To date it has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.