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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 now formed a disco-house side project called HeCTA. But it’s happening, and we’ve already posted the shockingly strong first single “Till Someone Gets Hurt.” “The Concept” is another track from… More »

By: 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 same thing on its 25th anniversary. The Merge 25 festival will come to venues around the label’s research-triangle home 7/23-26: An opening-night show at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium, two night… More »

By: 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, TN. “Marc was a charter member of Lambchop,” writes Merge Records on the label’s website. “The band’s origins can be traced directly to his Nashville bedroom, where Marc, Kurt Wagner… More »

By: 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. The Nashville band handled the show’s theme song on last night’s episode; the lovely dulcet voice of Kurt Wagner crackeled through the speakers as Early Cuyler grappled at the car… More »

By: 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; in ’99 they backed Vic Chestnutt). So Friday night’s Fallon performance of “Gone Tomorrow,” from the band’s Mr. M, was a rare treat. Watch it below. More »

By: 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 lifers on tour in Europe. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2012 - 12:17 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012 - 12:15 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 clip, Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner drives a massively bearded buddy, played by real-life wrestler Josephus Brody, so he can compete in a local small-time wrestling league. Fellow wrestler Wolfie DMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012 - 6:41 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.” Below, you can download another taste: A gorgeously shimmering seven-minute piece of country-soul called “Gone Tomorrow.”… More »

By: 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 string-drenched opening track. More »

By: 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 hard-to-find cassettes. It’s out in an edition of 200 LPs by Grapefruit Music Club, the subscription/vinyl-only imprint run by Ba Da Bing’s Ben Goldberg and Simon Joyner, a man who’… More »

By: 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 also done some sort of play on the grunge years.) Their Invariable Heartache features a dozen covers of old country songs initially recorded for and released by Chart Records, the… More »

By: 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 with Superchunk, Spoon, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Destroyer, and others. If that’s a party you can’t attend, there are some birthday souvenirs you can enjoy without leaving home. Namely 20More »

By: 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 addition to the title track it includes Crooked Fingers covers by Britt Daniel and Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner plus a “Your Control” remix by the Mae Shi. Listen to Bachmann and… More »

By: 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 drunken cab ride with John Lennon (which you can watch here). Wagner’s rainy, shadowy cab trip isn’t as over the top, though he is reading the lyrics off a sheet… More »

By: 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 a good one, and Wagner’s crew have penned an ode perfect for sharing on the eve of Peter Sarsgaard’s favorite day. It’s rollicking and rootsy, but far from a novelty… More »

By: 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 horizon, the Modest Mousy titled OH (ohio), though the 11 tracks were recorded in the band’s Nashville hometown, not the Midwest. Some titles: “National Talk Like a Pirate Day,” “Popeye,”… More »

By: brandon / July 2, 2008 - 9:04 am

SXSW Video: Lambchop W/ Tosca String Quartet @ Habana Calle 6

Following a superb set from Toronto pop-noir instrumentalists Hylozoists, the orchestral vibe grew more intimate with the arrival of Austin’s Tosca String Quarter, on hand to support Kurt Wagner’s gravel-voiced blues. The corner of sixth and I-35 may not have been the ideal venue for stripped-down Lambchop, but a few hundred believers made the trek… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 7:03 pm

Stereogum’s Top Catorce Of 2004

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 »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2004 - 9:11 am
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