Watch Wilco Drummer Glenn Kotche Discuss His New Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.27.14 in News

Now that his first solo album in eight years (Adventureland) is out, composer/Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has shared a look at its songs — a seven-movement “kaleidoscopic amusement ride” inspired by a Kronos Quartet concert — with Cantaloupe Music.

“I called this Adventureland because besides being something that’s fun,” Kotche explains in a press release, “it’s also kind of weird and mysterious, and at the same time scary and intimidating. It’s a confluence of new territory that I’m trying to figure out and navigate, and by approaching it as who I am — as a drummer, a percussionist — that’s where I do have an original voice, and I do have something to say.”

Check out an excerpt from the album below, along with Cantaloupe’s aforementioned doc. In semi-related news, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy also has a couple solo shows — June 5 in Detroit and June 10 in D.C. — that go on sale tomorrow.