Challenging, mold-breaking Nashville underground music
It’s been nearly two decades since Lambchop released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself "Nashville’s most f'ed-up country band." Provocative though it may have been, the description made sense: at the heart of all the ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, touring Europe, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s songs—and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its new album, "For Love Often Turns Us Still," officially titled "FLOTUS." Lambchop may not sound in any conventional way like a country band (even the steel guitar, once prominent, is long gone from the band’s lineup), and yet the essential spirit of country music—the sound of someone just trying to make sense of life’s little ups and downs—remains present in its music. The new album is also home to a streak of digital blues. Come hear the longform "In Care of 8675309," which sounds like nothing else in Nashville, or anywhere else for that matter. House and Land, the duo of Sally Anne Morgan and Sarah Louise, opens the show.