Lambchop: Mr. M

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There have been eleven albums and nearly two decades since Lambchop first declared “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Their new record Mr M. is a minimal, soulful, at times, even meditative listen, led by singer-songwriter/guitarist Kurt Wagner.

Here is an except from Lambchop’s website that I feel best describes it:

“Many of the songs on Mr. M are framed with lush strings, and there’s a restrained undercurrent of distortion and discord. The core of the music remains the cyclical picking of Wagner’s guitar and the soft, warm croaking of his voice. The songs are spacious, even dreamy, as on the Countrypolitan instrumental “Gar,” while the lyrics and titles are rich with allusions, some of them obvious, others seemingly unknowable.

Mr. M is dedicated to the late musician Vic Chesnutt, a friend, fan and collaborator, and a prodigiously gifted musician in his own right. Chesnutt’s influence looms large in Lambchop’s music: in particular, his way with words, and his uncanny ability to wrap them in music that says even more than the lyrics alone can.”


 Here is their new song “If Not, I’ll Just Die”


Here’s the official video for “Gone Tomorrow”



Additional Links:

Pitchfork’s album review