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10 Best Songs of Week: Wet Leg, Elbow, Courtney Barnett, Coach Party, and More

Plus Field Music, Hovvdy, IAN SWEET, Gone to Color, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 01, 2021

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2021. Old school rock was alive and well this week, with new songs from The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, Sting, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie, but none of those tracks made our Songs of the Week list. More

Sep 28, 2021

Gone to Color are a new electronic rock band led by Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim. They are self-releasing their self-titled debut album on October 25 and now they have shared its sixth single, “Just Smile,” which features Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. More

Lambchop Share Video For New Song “The Last Benedict”

Showtunes Due Out This Friday on Merge

May 18, 2021

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) are releasing a new album, Showtunes, this Friday via Merge. Now they have shared the album’s third single, “The Last Benedict,” via a video for it. Wagner says the song was inspired by eggs and a James Dean movie. More

Apr 12, 2021

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) are releasing a new album, Showtunes, on May 21 via Merge. Now they have shared the album’s second single, the seven-minute long “Fuku,” via a strange video/short film for it. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Gruff Rhys, Squid, Middle Kids, The Go! Team, and More

Plus Flock of Dimes, Lana Del Rey, Teenage Fanclub, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 19, 2021

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2021. Last week I told you that the wife and I got the Johnson & Johnson shot. This week more and more people I personally know are also getting vaccinated, and I’m talking people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, not just 65 and older. More

Mar 16, 2021

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) have announced a new album, Showtunes, which will be out on May 21 via Merge. They have subsequently shared a song from the album entitled “A Chef’s Kiss.” More

Oct 20, 2020

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) are releasing a new covers album, TRIP, on November 13 via Merge. Now they have shared another track from it, a cover of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions track “Golden Lady” (from 1973). More

Merge Records Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festival

July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC - Destroyer, Wye Oak, Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and More

Feb 06, 2019

Merge Records are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a hometown festival July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The four-day festival is set to feature more than 30 artists and the initial lineup has been announced. More

Lambchop Announce New Album, Share Video for “The December-ish You”

This (is what I wanted to tell you) Due Out March 22, 2019 via Merge

Dec 10, 2018

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) have announced a new album, This (is what I wanted to tell you), and shared a music video for its first single, “The December-ish You.” This (is what I wanted to tell you) is due out March 22, 2019 via Merge. More

Jan 25, 2017

Lambchop released their new album, FLOTUS, in 2016 via Merge. FLOTUS stands for “For Love Often Turns Us Still” and it’s the follow-up to 2012’s Mr. M. Now the band has shared a cover of Prince‘s “When You Were Mine,” from his 1980 album Dirty Mind. More

Lambchop Announce 2017 Tour Dates

FLOTUS Out Now via Merge

Nov 29, 2016

Lambchop released their new album, FLOTUS, earlier this month via Merge. FLOTUS stands for “For Love Often Turns Us Still” and it’s the follow-up to 2012’s Mr. M. Now the band has announced some new 2017 tour dates. More

Stream the New Album by Lambchop - “FLOTUS”

FLOTUS Due Out November 4 via Merge

Oct 27, 2016

Lambchop are releasing their new album, FLOTUS, next Friday (November 4) via Merge. FLOTUS stands for “For Love Often Turns Us Still” and it’s the follow-up to 2012’s Mr. M. More

Digital Version of Best of 2012 Issue Available to Download Now

Issue Features Grimes on the Cover and Also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 28, 2012

The digital version of Under the Radar‘s Best of 2012 issue is available to download now via Zinio for reading on your iPad, Android, Mac, or PC. Download it here. The digital edition features all the same content of the print version, but also includes 52 extra pages of bonus interviews and photos not found in the print issue. More

Lambchop to Release New Album, “Mr. M” February 21 Via Merge

Take a Listen to “If Not I’ll Just Die”

Nov 17, 2011

Proudly calling themselves “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band,” Lambchop returns February 21 with Mr. M. More




Reviews

May 19, 2021

Somehow you get the sense early on that Showtunes may take us where Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner has not gone before—and that is not many places, by the way. More

Mar 25, 2019

Lambchop, the Nashville alt-country/cabaret/masculine-zen band led by frontman Kurt Wagner, have released 14 albums, including their latest, This (is what I wanted to tell you), each of which utilizes Wagner’s signature baritone vocal delivery as a sort of totem pole, building atop with lush guitar arrangements, tight but often jaunty rhythm sections, and peculiar synthesizer and brass/string bits. More

Dec 07, 2016

Kurt Wagner’s ever-reliable Nashville outfit Lambchop hasn’t been heard from since 2012’s Mr. M, but last year Wagner and a couple buddies got together to release an excellent, subdued electronic album under the name HeCTA. More

May 29, 2014

Lambchop‘s music is a beautiful, surprisingly hard-to-categorize mix of folk, blues, jazz, and lounge music. At the time of Nixon, originally released in 2000, the band consisted of 14 members, and in addition enlisted the Nashville String Machine and a choir. More

Feb 23, 2012

Lambchop are exactly the kind of artists the word “singular” was invented for, operating on their own wavelength in a city of rather strong wavelengthsNashvillefor two decades now. More