Lambchop‘s Mr. M will be in stores on February 21, but NPR is streaming the full album now at NPR Music. Also, see the new video for “Gone Tomorrow” featuring underground Nashville wrestlers at NPR’s All Songs Considered blog.
Of Mr. M, NPR says:
But, for an album that once bore the working title Major League Bummer, Mr. M isn’t mournful so much as winsome; it’s no accident of sequencing that it winds to a close with a redemption song as generous and giant-hearted as “Never My Love.” Amid softly plucked acoustic guitars and sweet strings, that song is so direct in its hopefulness and gratitude, it almost sounds as if Wagner is covering Don Williams again. But it’s just the sound of a downcast dreamer who, nearly 20 years into his career with Lambchop, is just beginning to find what he’s wanted all along.
NPR premiered the new video for “Gone Tomorrow” featuring scenes from the underground wrestling scene in Nashville. Director Zach Spiger and Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner offer the story behind the video as well. Read the story and watch the video at the All Songs Considered blog.
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Lambchop US tour:
Apr 13 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Apr 14 Durham, NC Motorco
Apr 15 Arlington, VA IOTA
Apr 16 Annapolis, MD Ram’s Head
Apr 17 Boston, MA Paradise
Apr 18 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Apr 19 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Apr 20 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Apr 21 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
Apr 22 Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom
Apr 23 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
Apr 24 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Apr 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Apr 26 Minneapolis, MN The Dakota
Apr 27 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
Apr 28 Boulder, CO The Fox Theatre
May 01 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern
May 02 Portland, OR Doug Fir
May 04 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
May 05 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s
May 06 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
May 08 Dallas, TX TBA
May 09 Austin, TX The Cactus
May 11 Birmingham, AL Secret Stages
May 12 Nashville TN TBA