|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie alt-country folk indie rock rock post-rock experimental|
Merging respective inclinations for free improvisation and country rock, Loose Fur is an alliance between avant rock guru Jim ORourke (1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA), and two members of Wilco, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy (b. 25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA) and drummer Glenn Kotche. The mildly provocative Loose Fur moniker formalises prior collaborations between the artists. Tweedy had previously appeared on ORourkes 2001 release Insignificance, Kotche played in Jim ORourkes backing band before joining Wilco, while sometime Gastr Del Sol and Sonic Youth member ORourke produced Wilcos acclaimed 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Actually recorded simultaneously to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Loose Furs 2003 debut album evolved out of rehearsals for a live project that Tweedy, ORourke, and Kotche were planning. ORourke asserted that the trio merely decided to go into the studio and record the songs...