Kurt Wagner released its last Lamb chop album, The Bible, a few weeks ago. Crafted in Minneapolis with Ryan Olsen, Andrew Broder and others, it finds Wagner taking his project into new sonic territory. As I wrote in Indie Basement, “The Bible unlike any other Lambchop album and yet it’s like all Lambchop albums at once, the kind of fucking country/gospel/disco/jazz/torch song recording that could only be done in Minneapolis by a Nashvillian with access to vocoders and a throat singer.” You can listen The Bible below.
There are a few Lambchop shows on the horizon. This Saturday (15/10) he will play Sylvan Esso Psychic Helpline Block Party in Carrboro, North Carolina with Les A, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Hand Habits, Joe Rainey, Loamlandsand After. Check out the poster below.
There is also a show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on December 16where Lambchop will perform as a duo consisting of Wagner and Broder. Tickets for this are on presale now (password: GRUMPUS) and put on sale to the general public on Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m.
Lambchop also recently posted a video for The Bible standout “Daisy,” which was directed by Isaac Gale. “This track was created entirely from parts of twelve 20-minute improv sessions that co-producer Andrew Broder sent to me before we rode in Minneapolis,” Kurt said of the song. “This represents the original idea I had to start making this record. I edited the improvisations in this form and wrote and sang the lyrics based on the memory of HAL 9000, the computer singing the song ‘Daisy Bell’ while unplugged in film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is one of the earliest examples of voice processing in contemporary media. Co-producer Ryan Olson added the “Hey” sample, which is one of his signature moves from his extensive production arsenal. It gets you out of the moment enough to transcend the maudlin.” Watch that below.