Lambchop - Trip [Swirl Vinyl Peak Edition] - New LP
Limited-edition pressing on coke-bottle clear & yellow swirl vinyl. Includes a 7.5” square blotter paper print and download card.
- Includes a 7.5” square blotter paper print
- Jacket with spot gloss details
- Printed paper inner sleeve
releases November 13, 2020
In the fall of 2019, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day. TRIP sounds like a culmination of the band’s older work and current work. There’s a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process of playing together for so long. The title TRIP refers to the circumstances surrounding its creation and the endeavor of “touring” itself. “It also seems to describe a life in music and the situations we created in our life as a band over the years,” Wagner adds. “It’s been a trip…”
moody, minimalist oddball set of covers.
Where Grass Won’t Grow [6:42]
(Earl “Peanut” Montgomery)
(Jamie Klimek and Jim Crook)
Golden Lady [6:42]
Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone [3:28]
(Brian Holland, Edward Holland and Lamont Dozier)
Weather Blues [3:26]
Tony Crow ♦
Matthew McCaughan ❍
Paul Niehaus 🔲
Andy Stack ♋
Matt Swanson ♦
Kurt Wagner 🙵
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Jeremy Ferguson
Recorded December 2–7, 2019 @ Battletapes
Nashville, Tennessee. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Cover photographic imagery by Elise Tyler
Back cover photograph by Dick Swanson, swanson-media.com
Design by NFsansjj
Lambchop began in the 1990s, at the time pronouncing itself “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown.