Published Jul 24, 2008After a two-year between album break, the soulful folkies of Lambchop are set to release the follow-up to 2006s Damaged. On October 7, Merge Records will drop OH (ohio), the long-running Nashville outfits tenth album proper.
After road-testing many of the albums songs on a 2007 European solo tour, front-man Kurt Wagner entered Nashvilles Beech House studio with producer and sometimes Chopper Mark Nevers. Wagner also came sporting a smaller, tighter collection of backing players, cutting down the bands line-up, which has at times featured more than 20 musicians, to a solid six.
"This is the first record where Ive written and picked the songs and chose the producers to make it, then stepped away, Wagner said of OH (ohio) in a press release. "Lambchop more and more has become a vehicle for my songs and myself as an artist. Ive fought against that interpretation for 20 years, but now Ive just given up trying to fight it anymore. I am simply going to accept that this is how its evolved and leave it to others to define."
Wagner is also planning a solo U.S. tour in support of OH (ohio), with the tour dates to be announced shortly.
Lambchop "Is a Woman