Wilco has just announced the creation of its own in-house record label, dBpm Records, which will release all of the band's albums from here on out along with some other projects, too. This marks Wilco's ultimate move away from its debacle at Warner Bros., which infamously did not want to issue 2002's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" album (is that a tired storyline yet?). Since then, the group has issued four albums on the (WB-distributed) Nonesuch label. Distribution for its new label will be handled by Anti- Records, the offshoot of Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz's Epitaph Records, a fact that prompted this quote from frontman Jeff Tweedy in a press release: "To be working with a label that has its roots in a label that was started by a punk rock guy to sell his own records seems like a perfect fit for us."
Bigger news for local fans is that Tweedy will be coming our way on a short spring solo tour -- sort of our way, anyway. The itinerary includes a March 29 date at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, plus March 30 in Iowa City and March 28 in Madison, Wisc. Stay tuned to the band's gigs page for ticket info (not yet announced).