Wilco releases new song to benefit Southern Poverty Law Center – Chicago Tribune

Chicago band Wilco released a new song Monday to raise money for theSouthern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups.

Fans can download”All Lives, You Say?,” a reference to the “all lives matter” response to the Black Lives Matter movement, for $1 at Wilco’s Bandcamp page.

The donations will be made in honor of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s father, Robert, who died Aug. 4at 83 in downstate Belleville.

“My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say ‘If you know better, you can do better.’ America we know better. We can do better,”Tweedy said in a statement.

The new music comes days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and nearly a year after Wilco dropped its most recent album “Schmilco.” The band is in the middle of a fall tour that doesn’t include any local dates. Tweedy is scheduled to play the Ellnora guitar festival in Urbana on Sept. 16.

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