January 18, 2007

Wilco: More Like The Moon EP

Wilco has a nice little EP available for free download (with cover art) called More Like The Moon (or Australia EP, or Bridge EP) on the WilcoWorld site.

Thanks to a special correspondent, I was pointed in this direction yesterday and have been particularly enjoying the “Magazine Called Sunset” tune ever since (and that quiet folksy one about Dylan), although the whole EP is first-rate.

This was originally released a bonus disc to the Australian version of 2002′s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. According to the ever-helpful Wiki: The EP was comprised of six songs that were recorded but not released during the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot sessions. On the one-year anniversary of the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco made the EP available through their website. Hurrah! Check out this fine little collection:

Handshake Drugs
Magazine Called Sunset (borderline kitschy with that tropical lounge feel, but hot dang, it works!)
Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
More Like The Moon


Also, news out of Nashville last night; Jeff Tweedy announced that the title of the new Wilco album will be Sky-Blue Sky (not to be confused with Ryan Adams’ song Blue Sky Blues), and will be out May 15.

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  • I can’t seem to download them from that site, either. Weird.

    Thanks for posting them here (you’ve saved me some frustration).

    Matt — January 18, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

  • I’ve always been a fan of this. Woodgrain is probably one of my favorite, and most personal, songs of all-time. And how can you not love a song titled “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard”?

    Matt — January 18, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

  • Saw Tweedy solo in Nashville last night, and he did “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” from the EP. “Magazine Called Sunset” is a great YHF outtake, up there with “Cars Can’t Escape” and “Venus Stopped The Train.” A re-worked “Handshake Drugs” was later a track on A Ghost Is Born. In short, this EP is a must-have for Wilco fans. BTW, as I excitedly posted this morning, Tweedy announced from the stage last night that the new Wilco record is called Sky-Blue Sky and will be out May 15.

    Frank — January 18, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  • To download from the site, you have to own yankee hotel foxtrot. Simply insert the dsic and unlocks it.

    Anonymous — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  • Weird that the website says nothing about that on the download page. Very confusing. Thanks!

    heather — January 18, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

  • The Sarcastic Idiocy Forum finds that Wilco complements a fine cheddar cheese perfectly.


    Political.Asylum — January 18, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

  • Heather,

    This was my take back in Aug.

    Thanks for keeping interest in Wilco’s best song.

    Duke of Straw — January 18, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

  • Oh, and it came with three versions of Cover Art….very cool.

    Jeff V. (portland, or) — January 18, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

  • yeah, had that about 3 years ago.

    not dissin you, great post, i’m just hyped up by pitchfork’s announcing of the date and name of the new lp and am itchin for some NEW shit!

    those live cuts out there are nice, but……….

    motovres — January 18, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

  • I’m very much looking forward to the new Wilco, great band and one of the few of my favorites I’ve never seen live.

    I heart Wilco.

    F.J. Delgado — January 19, 2007 @ 5:47 am

  • A Magazine Called Sunset was also part of the soundtrack to the I Am Trying To Break Your Heart doc. I’ve always wanted that song since seeing the film and ended up with it perhaps a year later.

    Strangely enough, I just put together a Wilco playlist on my iPod a few days ago.

    volume-addict — January 19, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  • Thanks Heather, was not that easy to get it down. Would like to see the Wilco here (Germany) again. Maybe this summer.All the best to you!

    Anonymous — January 19, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

  • Can’t seem to get anything to work either from this site or from Wilco’s webpage. I have the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot disc in my computer and still nothing works. I’d appreciate some help with this. Thanks in advance…

    Joe Infurnari — January 25, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  • Muchos, muchos gracias.

    I had downloaded this e.p a couple years back and had lost it.

    I’m watching I’m Trying To Break Your Heart on Sundance this moment, I had to find it again.

    BillRocksCleveland — February 10, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  • Have you heard the new stuff? They’ve streamed it twice over the last month. WOW, I’ve heard all but three of these songs live over the course of the last year. Think “Being There” with a domestic voice. Would be happy to send it if you’d like to check it out. Best live band in America today. Bar none. Bleesings, Peace, and Happiness, C. Puchino

    Cpooch — March 29, 2007 @ 9:19 am

  • Great EP, thanks for the post! Does everyone’s copy have that weird sound blip/volume tweak at around :43 in the title track?

    Anonymous — June 16, 2007 @ 11:03 am

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