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WATCH: Tweedy - Low Key
Laurie Tuffrey , September 30th, 2014 17:11

A lot of monkeying around...

Last week, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy released Sukierae, the debut album by Tweedy, the band he formed with his son Spencer. Have a read of our interview discussing the record with him here. Now, there's a new video for the album track 'Low Key', directed by Nick Offerman, perhaps best known as Parks And Recreation's wood-whittling libertarian parks department head Ron Swanson. Look (not so) closely and you'll see cameo appearances from Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, Mavis Staples, whose last two albums Tweedy produced, venerable Chicago institution and Shellac frontman Steve Albini and many others - watch it above.

Talking about what the song was about in tQ's interview, Tweedy said: "At different points of my life I've played to an audience that would be really subdued and I get sort of frustrated by it until I got older and realised that those people are like me. There's a really distinct possibility that the worst audiences I could play to would be made up of the people that are much more like me than a typical one. I wouldn't want to play to a roomful of me, that's for sure!" As part of a run of European dates, Tweedy play the London Palladium on November 4 - head to Wilco's website to get hold of tickets.

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