Lambchop announce special Liverpool gig in June.
XTRMNTR, Supreme Clientele, Lost Souls, Internal Wrangler, The Sophtware Slump, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, De Stijl, Kid A, Stankonia and Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven – the year 2000 was a very good year for music.
Yet there’s one epic diamond that’s perhaps stood the test of time better than many of those contemporary classics – Lambchop‘s Nixon.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Kurt Wagner‘s opus – a multi-limbed, multi-faceted magnum of music, it’s sheer scope only enriches with age and has spawned musical imitations to the present day.
Like an Americana Pet Sounds it’s both earthy, melancholic, profoundly personal, spiritually joyous and widescreen in it’s emotional touchstones – and in centre piece Up With The People a modern day hymnal fit for the soul.
Lapped up on both sides of the pond, Nixon was album of the year in Uncut while Mojo seemingly devoted 12 months of coverage to the one album.
Thirteen years later, and Kurt Wager’s juggernaut arrives at Liverpool’s Kazimier on the back of 2012’s superlative, understated triumph Mr M – the band’s 11th studio album.
‘I’ve been doing this for a while, always with the same basic notion that I am sharing through songs – secretly, intimately – my ideas with my friends and loved ones,’ says Wagner – you best join in.
Lambchop play The Kazimier on June 25, 7.30, tickets £20, on sale 9am Monday March 25.