They’re With the Band

King Features and dBpm Records are combining creative forces with the release of a new cartoon and animated music video for Wilco’s latest single, “Dawned On Me,” featuring Popeye the Sailor Man and the Chicago band.

“Dawned On Me” is a sweet ballad off the band’s latest album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated The Whole Love. In the video, Popeye vies for Olive Oyl’s affections with his usual nemesis, Bluto, and with a new challenger, Wilco front man, Jeff Tweedy. The video for “Dawned On Me” was directed by Darren Romanelli, the fashion and pop culture innovator who conceived the idea for a collaboration between Wilco and King Features’ flagship character, Popeye.

This collaboration between American icons, both of whom have a connection to Illinois, is one of the first music videos Wilco has released since released 1999 and it presents the band to the masses in a fresh, new way: as animated images, side-by-side with Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’ Pea, Bluto and Wimpy.

For more information about Wilco, the single “Dawned On Me” and the latest album, The Whole Love, please visit www.wilcospinach.com

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