5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To is a collection of our newest favorite songs. Every week we ask an artist that we love to tell us about the music they love.
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Jeff Tweedy picks “Human” by Molly Sarlé
My guest today is Jeff Tweedy. Jeff Tweedy is the front man of the band Wilco. Wilco was formed in 1994 in Chicago, Ill. They have been one of the biggest bands in the kind of music that we do. They’ve won two Grammys. They are huge. We love them. They are going to release a new album on Oct. 4 called “Ode to Joy.” My guest today is Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.
Justin Barney: I want to talk about what you are listening to right now. What are your music listening habits? How are we finding music these days?
Jeff Tweedy: When I was younger, I worked in record stores growing up and one of the exciting days of the week was released day. Even before I worked in record stores, I was always excited on release day. I’ve always bought a lot of records and consumed a lot of music and these days, with streaming services, it’s something that would blow my 18 year old mind to think that I can pretty much listen to everything that comes out on every Friday. So I spent a lot of time checking things out on release days every Friday and then I still buy a lot of music and listen to a lot of other music as well. But I’m always excited to check out what’s brand new.
Justin Barney: What’s the last song that you couldn’t stop listening to?
Jeff Tweedy: “Human” by Molly Sarlé. She has a solo album coming out. She’s from Mountain Man. It’s a great great song. It has a great melody and the recording’s really pleasing to my ears. I think that it has the hallmarks of a great song in that you want to hear it again when it’s over.
Justin Barney: Mountain Man is like a true folk group. There are not many bands that exist like that in the way that they exist now.
Jeff Tweedy: Yeah, they’re the real deal.