Lambchop - FLOTUS Album Trailer

LAMBCHOP

Flotus
Release:
04.11.2016
Label:
CITY SLANG
Format:
CD
Article No.:
Slang50100
EAN Code:
4250506818418
Format:
LP
Article No.:
Slang50100LP
EAN Code:
4250506818401
On November 4, Lambchop return with For Love Often Turns Us Still—officially
titled FLOTUS. Inspired as always to make art from the unsung sounds and scenes of his South Nashville neighborhood, Kurt Wagner set aside what he has learned over the last 30 years and embarked on a musical adventure to bring us this album that sounds like no one else—or rather, completely, unmistakably, like himself.

Wagner is still a master of life’s minutiae and dramatic landscapes that reflect troubling times both home and abroad; his fragile yet powerful songs are as much about the tiny details of living in a struggling neighborhood in Nashville as they are about the grander scheme of things. However, something is different on FLOTUS. While Lambchop’s stylistic sound palette endures, it now includes a new set of previously unheard shades and tones. It combines the analogue sounds of a man recording in an intimate setting with the artificially enhanced echo of the undeniably real sounds of the city. These songs serve as Wagner’s homage to the daily urban soundtrack of modern R&B, soul, and hip-hop (Kendrick, Kanye, Frank Ocean, Shabazz Palaces) garbled through grocery store speakers and tiny cell phones.

There’s no return to the past for Lambchop because there’s no moving forward within nostalgia. Start to finish, FLOTUS is imbued with that magical energy that comes with this knowledge.
The album is bookended by two long-form pieces: the first, “In Care of 8675309,” is
most reminiscent of where Lambchop have been, while the second, the sprawling,
hypnotic “The Hustle,” suggests where they might still be headed.

It’s a stunning piece of work—certainly one of the most impressive achievements of
Lambchop’s catalogue.