Alternative country iconic legends Lambchop have officially confirmed that they will be performing live at Vicar Street in Dublin on Saturday the 3rd of March 2012. Tickets for this Irish Tour Date are priced from €28 including booking fee and will be on sale from Monday the 21st of November 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets. Special guest / support act on the night will be Cortney Tidwell.
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“To know these Nashville outsiders is to know music as deeply pensive and tender art” 5/5 Stool Pigeon
“His best and most defined set of songs since the band’s apotheosis, Nixon” Uncut
“A celebration of human solidarity” 4/5 Mojo
“Deeply poignant” Esquire
“He’s certainly rediscovered his talent’s warmly wry levity” 4/5 The Independent
“Another balmy night of the soul” 4/5 Time Out
“OH (ohio) sits in Lambchop’s always impressive canon comfortably, perfectly balanced and meticulously thought out” 4/5 Record Collector
“Wagner still has plenty of painful love stories to unfurl against Lambchop’s singular mix of country and soul” Observer
Long standing, Nashville-based music pioneers Lambchop have announced a new record entitled ‘Mr. M’, and a really long tour for early 2012. The new album will be the first new material since 2008′s OH (OHIO) and from what can be gathered will turn out to be one of Lambchop‘s best, ever.
The group’s mastermind Kurt Wagner had taken a complete break from making music after the death of a close friend and musical collaborator. As Wagner puts it: “At that time his loss came just as sudden and as swift to very core of my relationship with music. The idea of music as a communication with my friend(s) was called into question.” And adds, “I was at a point in my creative life where I was ready to come back around to the idea of painting again, and by this sick coincidence painting turned out to be the only thing I could do. A simple solitary act of painting; as if I could pry life itself out of the action.”
Wagner focused on his original talents as a painter for the years to come and created a large series of small portraits of Southern debutantes called “Beautillion Millitaire 2000″ instead. It was while painting these, as Wagner points out that “suddenly the connection was being made to music and the pictures I was making began to have a relationship to the music that I slowly began to write in conjunction. As I worked I was approached by Mark Nevers with the idea to make another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and method that worked with the tone of the writing. His idea was a kind of psycho-Sinatra like sound and one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open yet complex way. In the end we moved ahead as I felt LAMBCHOP had at least one more good record in us.”
‘Mr. M’ will be released via City Slang early in February 2012. It will be the Lambchop‘s 10th official studio album release, adding to a career that spans over 18 years and has seen them go on to sell more than a million records.
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