Wilco is just about to say goodbye to Nonesuch Records. Wilco joined Nonesuch back in 2002 and now with their contract fulfilled they are looking to launch their own record label.

“I don’t know the name of it,” Nels Cline (guitarist) told Express Night Out. “Jeff [Tweedy] and [manager] Tony Margherita are the masterminds, so I’m just cruising with what they want to do.”

Cline noted that the band might release a 7-inch single in conjunction with its Solid Sound Festival, which the band is curating in North Adams, Mass., from Aug. 13-15. Wilco will start work on the follow-up to 2009’s Wilco (The Album) later this month.

“The process of making the next Wilco record is going to be long in terms of the writing, arranging and demoing phase,” Cline said.

“I think we’d love to make a really uptempo alienating record … but the natural course of music-making precludes that. When things start to take form naturally, you kind of have to honour that. There may be ballads … [but] you can guarantee a fair quotient at least of some form of rock.”