[News] Wilco Start Their Own Record Label dBpm
Mid last year, Wilco's resident guitar shredder Nels Cline revealed that the band were leaving their, at the time, current label Nonesuch Records and were to embark upon their own venture by starting their very own label. Yesterday confirmation came from the band that they indeed had done this and thus dBpm has been born. In a press release the band said that the label will put out all future Wilco releases "and more," and that it will be run by the band's manager, Tony Margherita, out of offices in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Going on to say:
"This is an idea we've discussed for years...We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to be working with ANTI- 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."
As well as setting up their own label the boys have announced a short May tour which you can check the dates out for after the jump. Keep your eyes peeled for more news as the band are currently in the studio working on a new LP. Thanks to Pitchfork for the heads up on this.