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My two favorite music videos this week were slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports full of squalid shots of slovenly audience members and slow-motion images of gladiators at work. So, a note to music-video directors: Make more slow, lyrical depictions of combat sports. It’s always awesome. Click below for this week’s list. More »

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we’ve had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let’s be optimistic about it… More »

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum’s 14 favorite discs of 2004. To make it easier for myself, I arbitrarily disqualified compilations, reissues, and Brian Wilson. And for your listening enjoyment are links to a related remix/b-side/live cut/etc… for each entry… More »

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HeCTA – “Sympathy For The Auto Industry” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The delectably pulsating disco beats of "Sympathy For The Auto Industry" are probably the opposite of what you’d expect from three members of prolific alt-country…
Charles Innis | September 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm

HeCTA – “Sympathy For The Auto Industry”

HeCTA are a curious beast: A disco-house side project that features three members of the long-running Nashville orchestral alt-country band Lambchop, including frontman Kurt Wagner.
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 10:58 am

HeCTA – “The Concept” Video

Lambchop have been making orchestral, soul-flavored Americana for decades, so it's a bit of a surprise that three band members, including frontman Kurt Wagner, have…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 10:37 am

Neutral Milk Hotel, Destroyer, Lambchop Playing Merge 25 Festival

Five years ago, when the estimable North Carolina indie Merge Records turned 20, it threw itself a big anniversary festival, and now it’s doing the…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 10:15 am

R.I.P. Marc Trovillion

Marc Trovillion, the original bassist of Lambchop, died of a heart attack on October 10th at age 56. Trovillion was at his home in Chattanooga,…
Liz Pelly | October 19, 2013 - 5:05 am

Hear Lambchop Cover Squidbillies Theme

Adult Swim's Squidbillies attracts a pretty high caliber of guest -- Todd Barry, Lucinda Williams, Chad Ochocinco -- so really, Lambchop is just one more.
Michael Nelson | August 6, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Watch Lambchop Play Fallon

Nashville alt-country heroes Lambchop were last seen on late night TV in 2004 when they played Conan (it was their second appearance on that show;…
Scott Lapatine | May 28, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Lambchop – “2B2″ Video

After helming Lambchop's great wrestling-themed "Gone Tomorrow" video, director Zack Spiger returns to direct the band's mellow, meditative "2B2" video, which shows the Nashville alt-country…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Lambchop – “Gone Tomorrow” Video

Nashville veterans Lambchop now have a video for their beautifully sprawling seven-minute country-soul ramble "Gone Tomorrow," and it's a good one. In director Zack Spiger's…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Lambchop – “Gone Tomorrow”

Nashville alt-country mainstays Lambchop are gearing up to release album number 11 Mr. M, and we've already posted album opener "If Not I'll Just Die."…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Lambchop – “If Not I’ll Just Die”

Early next year, Kurt Warner's Nashville alt-country orchestra Lambchop will release Mr. M, their 11th album. Below, download "If I'll Not Just Die," the album's…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Lambchop – “Came Home Late” (Stereogum Premiere)

Lambchop's Turd Goes Back: Essential Tracks from Secret Secret Sourpuss & Big Tussy is a collection compiling prolific band-leader Kurt Wagner's "early recordings" from two…
brandon | June 24, 2011 - 4:08 pm

KORT (Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell) – “Wild Mountain Berries” (Stereogum Premiere)

KORT is the Nashville-based and bred project of Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and singer-songwriter Cortney Tidwell. (Combine his first name with hers, etc., though they could've…
brandon | November 23, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Stream Shins, Bright Eyes, National Covering Merge Classics

Merge Records turns 20 this year and the celebration is well underway. Last week we told you about the five-day summer fest in North Carolina
Scott Lapatine | April 8, 2009 - 1:55 am

Neko Case, Britt Daniel On New Crooked Fingers EP

The Your Control EP, fronted by the Forfeit/Fortune duet between Eric Bachmann and Neko Case, is out digitally today with no physical release planned. In…
brandon | March 4, 2009 - 10:35 am

Lambchop Covers Dylan In A Black Cab

In this Black Cab Session (lucky no. 67), Lambchop Kurt Wagner covering Bob Dylan's "You're A Big Girl Now." He starts by mentioning Bob Dylan's…
brandon | November 24, 2008 - 12:53 pm

New Lambchop – “National Talk Like A Pirate Day”

Tomorrow's International Talk Like A Pirate day, everybody. Get psyched I guess? Yeah me neither. But any excuse to pause and appreciate new Lambchop is…
Amrit Singh | September 18, 2008 - 6:37 pm

New Lambchop – “Slipped Dissolved And Loosed” & OH (ohio) Album Art

For more than 20 years, Kurt Wagner and his revolving cast have continued honing Lambchop's idiosyncratic, charming Southern yarn-spinning. There's a new album on the…
brandon | July 2, 2008 - 9:04 am