Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Lambchop / Mr. M
Album:Mr. M Collection:General
Artist:Lambchop Added:02/2012
Label:Merge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 
Week Ending:15 Apr8 Apr1 Apr25 Mar11 Mar4 Mar26 Feb19 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 30, 2015:The Sunset Life
Gone Tomorrow
4.Nov 15, 2014:The Sunset Life
2.Feb 19, 2015:The Sunset Life
5.Nov 06, 2014:The Sunset Life
3.Jan 08, 2015:Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014).
Betty's Overture
6.Sep 25, 2014:The Sunset Life
Nice Without Mercy

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-07 
Dedicating this album to the late Vic Chesnutt, Nashville-based, Americana/alt-country/hard-to-classify band Lambchop return with more strings and piano than ever. Open, complex strings with a reported focus on studio precision, production, and performance rather than band performance. Fun fact: originally titled "Mr. Met," but changed to avoid a lawsuit from the New York Mets. Loungey, laid back, tranquil, nostalgic, with the trademark deep voice of frontman Kurt Wagner amplifying those moods. Lyrical focus.

Sounds like cigarettes on a rainy afternoon, or "Barry White meets Wilco" as described by Adam, "psycho Sinatra" as described by advertising

1 (4:25) [FCC: Fuck] Dancing, lightly jazz piano, contemplative strings
2 (5:39) Slow, lightly distorted vocals, plucking guitars, touches of piano, sharp drumming. Spanish-influenced guitar, phone conversation at end
*3 (6:57) Optimistic-sounding, lightly upbeat. Strings weave in and out among piano and organ; instrumental second half
4 (7:10) Methodical; lead instruments and vocals alternate. Nice, grandiose string parts/what sounds like backing fem vox at select points
5 (5:28) Instrumental/wordless fem "ooh-ooohh"s, classic film score dreaming about "what if"
6 (5:47) Scratchy, quiet intro; phone voice samples. Quiet guitar, slow pace, yearning, almost mournful
*7 (5:21) On-point bass, high piano tones, lush strings, strong lyrics
*8 (3:19) Upbeat with extra deep vox, noisy but restrained guitar, echoey
9 (5:28) Piano/bass/strings with plucky country guitar, wavering vox
10 (3:21) Piano-driven overture, fem vox "ooooh." Paris in an American film
11 (3:01) Uncharacteristicly Lambchop love song. Short, sweet, strings

Track Listing
1.If Not I'll Just Die 6.Nice Without Mercy
2.2b2 7.Buttons
3.Gone Tomorrow 8.The Good Life (Is Wasted)
4.Mr. Met 9.Kind Of
5.Gar 10.Betty's Overture
 11.Never My Love