Wilco Performs ‘Someone to Lose’ on ‘Colbert’

The band also spoofed the way it chooses album titles.

By Robyn Collins

Alt rockers Wilco performed their new single “Someone to Lose” last night (Sept. 21) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The song comes from the band’s tenth studio album, Schmilco, which came out September 9.

Colbert introduced the band as “our friends, Wilco,” as Ethan Hawke stood next to the stage and waved a foam finger.

Related: Wilco Just Released a Free Surprise Album Called ‘Star Wars’

Wilco also took part in a couple of comedy sketches. In one, singer Jeff Tweedy jams on guitar with Stephen Colbert plays the didgeridoo in the Key of G. Tweedy also filmed a short spoof explaining that the band doesn’t just throw out names like Schmilco and Star Wars at the last-minute when they release an album. Then he lists a series of possible future record titles, including Songs Or Whatever, Meet The Beatles By Wilco, and Empty Coke Can. 

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