A couple of oldies from the archives now. First up is Lambchop's double album from last year. Not quite as good as Is a Woman but not bad either.
ALBUM: AW CMON, NO YOU CMON
LABEL: CITY SLANG/ LABELS UK
Packaged together in one beautiful box you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a double-album, but Kurt Wagner, the life and soul of Lambchop, is insistent that they are entirely separate identities. Like similar, but not identical twins if you will. Birthed from the same creative process, Kurt wrote a song a day for months in succession. Approached to write a live score for a 1927 silent film Sunrise, he found an outlet for his new material. Much of that score forms these two records, the playful Aw Cmon and its misbehaving brother No You Cmon. More daring and expansive than their predecessors, they feature extraordinary string arrangements, varying styles and rhythms. Aw Cmon is the more playful poppy one of the pair, which fans of Nixon will enjoy. No You Cmon is the, darker, irritable sibling with growling guitars and gruff vocals. Takes time to reveal itself, but its time well spent.