LAMBCHOP: “Showtunes” limited white LP.

LAMBCHOP: “Showtunes” limited white LP.

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LAMBCHOP: “Showtunes” limited white LP. Released 21st May 2021

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LAMBCHOP: “Showtunes” limited white LP. Released 21st May 2021

LPX is a limited white vinyl edition, gatefold cover sleeve comes with spot gloss & lyrics, download code and 45RPM. This is an indies exclusive format.

Kurt Wagner’s signature brittle baritone is back, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to get a nostalgic Alt Country album. Showtunes is a continuation of Lambchop’s explorations of new sound worlds and opens up another chapter. Each track is an exciting journey with an uncertain destination.

With Showtunes, as he has done so many times throughout his varied and fascinating career, Kurt in late 2019 was experimenting with something new. He took simple guitar tracks and converted them into midi piano tracks. It was a revelation that from those conversions he was able to manipulate each note and add, subtract, arrange the chords and melody into a form that didn’t have any of the limitations he had with his previous methods of writing with a guitar.

Removing these limitations led to a surprising new sound, something akin to showtunes but with edges sanded down and viewed through Kurt’s own specific lens. it’s a genre he was none too fond of with the exceptions of a few Great American Songbook type of stuff or some of the works of artists like Tom Waits, early Randy Newman or even Gershwin or Carmichael. “I’d always wanted to make songs with a similar feel but my skills were limited until now” says Wagner.

Tracklisting:

A1. A Chef’s Kiss
A2. Drop C
A3. Papa Was a Rolling Stone Journalist
A4. Fuku
B5. Unknown Man
B6. Blue Leo
B7. Impossible Meatballs
B8. The Last Benedict

“Anyone can be in Lambchop (so long as they behave themselves)” – Kurt Wagner

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