On the newest release from Lambchop, titled The Bible, Kurt Wagner is as far removed from his late-night outcast Nashville days as he has ever been, both physically and sonically.
Kurt Wagner has announced a new Lambchop record called The Bible, out September 30 on Merge in North America (City Slang for rest of world). Pre-order the album on CD
Kurt Wagner and company have always operated on a different plane than others, making many beautiful albums worth of strange bedfellows, marrying rock, country, folk, and orchestral sounds into a conglomerate of tunes so distinct and intriguing that classification seems a pointless exercise. Mr. M is no exception as again the traits that make Lambchop one of a kind are on full display.
The Decline of Country and Western Civilization Part II: The Woodwind Years is an excellent place to start for new Lambchop fans, even though it is a collection of rarities and B-sides to their better known singles.