Autumn Defense to release ‘Once Around’

Wilco members John Stirratt and Pat Sansone will release their fourth Autumn Defense album Once Around on November 2, 2010 via Yep Roc Records. The band will perform during the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival on August 15th.

Founding Wilco member John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist/current member Pat Sansone bring the sounds of a California summer to the fall when they release Once Around on Yep Roc. The band’s fourth full-length is filled with late 70s-tinged AM gold, all draped in melodies that seem to have always existed, resulting in songs that feel as though they’ve been floating on clouds, patiently waiting for their turn in the sun.

Much more than a side-project, The Autumn Defense is a fully realized, decade-long creative outlet for Stirratt and Sansone, elucidating a fresh set of songwriting goals and avenues of artistic expression. Once Around finds the band with a renewed vision and focus. Extensive touring plans are in the works which will allow the new material to flower in a way previous projects weren’t able to enjoy.

The band will debut much of its new material in the live setting at this month’s Solid Sound Festival (@ MassMoCA, North Adams MA, 8/12-15) curated by John, Pat and the other members of Wilco. The Autumn Defense will help close out the festival Sunday August 15th.