Lambchop – “The Hustle”

Nashville alt-country veterans Lambchop are following up 2012’s great Mr. M with a new album called FLOTUS — which stands for For Love Often Turns Us Still, not First Lady Of The United States. Late last year, Kurt Wagner and two other members of Lambchop released an album of surprisingly good electronic music under the name HeCTA, and they must’ve enjoyed the experience, because FLOTUS is as full of stuttering beats as stately orchestral grace. Inspired by the hip-hop music that he’s overheard his next-door neighbors listening to for the past 20 years, Wagner wrote the entire album using only a vocal processor and a drum machine, and the result is an unlikely but effective blend of post-Kanye AutoTune soul, glitchy Thom Yorke-ian sonics, and, well, Lambchop. The LP is bookended by very two long pieces of music, a 12-minute opener and an 18-minute closer, and the latter, “The Hustle,” serves as its unlikely lead single. Listen and check out the album details below.

Tracklist:
01 “In Care Of 8675309″
02 “Directions To The Can”
03 “Flotus”
04 “JFK”
05 “Howe”
06 “Old Masters”
07 “Relatives #2″
08 “Harbor Country”
09 “Writer”
10 “NIV”
11 “The Hustle”

FLOTUS is out 11/4 via Merge/City Slang. Pre-order here.