By: Spacelab Research Staff
Lambchop ... it's more than just a sideburn or a piece of meat. It's also a band, especially if you take the literal meaning of their MySpace address, www.myspace.com/lambchopisaband.
The band has seen a variety of members over the years, and has finally settled in on a core group.
"The last few years have been about a distillation of the collective into a core band: Tony Crow (piano), William Tyler (guitar), Matt Swanson (bass), Alex McManus (guitar) and now Ryan Norris (keyboards, guitar) and Scott Martin (drums). This is their sound, and it's Lambchop's sound. But, Lambchop more and more has become a vehicle for my songs and myself as an artist. I've fought against that interpretation for twenty years, but now I've just given up trying to fight it anymore," said Lambchop principal Kurt Wagner.
Lambchop is releasing a new album, titled OH (ohio) on Merge Records on October 7th. The album was recorded in Nashville at Mark Nevers' Beech House studio.
There's a U.S. tour in the works, but dates haven't been released yet. You could always go to Europe, where there's a whole mess of Fall dates already scheduled.
The new track Slipped Dissolved and Loosed is a rural-ish sort of slow-burner, old school and nostalgic. It's like being in the countryside of Ohio circa 1955 and everything is all America and apple pie.
09-06 - Arhusfestuge (Kurt solo) - Aarhus
09-13 - End of the Road Festival (Kurt solo) - Dorset
09-14 - The Sage (Kurt solo) - Gateshead
10-20 - Kino - Ebensee
10-21 - Gasometer - Vienna
10-22 - Orpheum - Graz
10-24 - Rote Fabrik, Aktionshalle - Zurich
10-25 - Cafe de la Danse - Paris
10-26 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels
10-27 - Mousonturm - Frankfurt
10-28 - Tivoli - Utrecht
10-29 - St. George Church - Brighton
10-30 - Town Hall - Reading
11-01 - Tripod - Dublin
11-03 - Union Chapel - London
11-04 - Union Chapel - London
11-05 - Centre Culturel Opderschmelz - Dudelange
11-06 - Burgerweeshuis - Deventer
11-07 - Konzerthaus - Dortmund
11-08 - Schüür - Luzern
11-09 - Amerika- Haus - Munich
11-10 - Halle 02 - Heidelberg
11-11 - Volkshaus - Basel
11-12 - Alter Schlachthof - Dresden
11-13 - Conne Island - Leipzig
11-14 - Fabryka Trciny - Warsaw
11-15 - Passionskirche - Berlin
11-16 - Fabrik - Hamburg
11-18 - Vega - Copenhagen
11-19 - Studenterhuset - Aalborg
11-20 - KB - Malmö
11-21 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg
11-22 - Berns - Stockholm
11-23 - Chateau Neuf - Oslo
11-24 - Palau de la Musica - Barcelona