Lambchop announce new album and UK tour!
Published on November 20th, 2011 | Jonny Abrams
Soulful alt-country legends Lambchop are set to release their eleventh album Mr. M on 20th February through City Slang Records.
An accompanying UK tour, with support from fellow Nashvillian and Lambchop collaborator Cortney Tidwell, will get underway on 1st March at London’s Barbican (scroll down for a full list of dates).
Says Lambchop main man Kurt Wagner of Mr. M:
“As I worked, I was approached by Mark Nevers [former full time band member & producer for the likes of Andrew Bird and Will Oldham] with the idea of making another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and a method that worked with the tone of my writing. His idea was a kind of ‘psycha-Sinatra’ sound, one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open and yet complex way.
“It was a studio creation, not a type of recording based on band performance, and this was a radical approach for us. I felt Lambchop had one more good record in us, and this time I was going to do things as directly and true to my desires as possible.”
Why, here’s a trailer, put together by Wagner himself…
Wanna hear the new album’s opening track “If Not I’ll Just Die”, huh? Okay, here you go…
And those UK tour dates for ya…
01.03. UK – London, Barbican
03.03. IRL – Dublin, Vicar´s Street
04.03. UK – Gateshead, Sage
05.03. UK – Glasgow, Oran Mor
06.03. UK – Manchester, Cathedral
07.03. UK – Bristol, Fleece