Featuring at its center new member Tony Crow on keys -- coupled with gentle guitar and the occasional slow swell of sax or science fiction-like trills -- Is a Woman uses piano as a more-than-adequate foil to the dry poetry of singer Kurt Wagner. Wrapped in minimalist arrangements, the often-mislabeled-as-alt-country assemblage has traded its more recent explorations of blue-eyed soul for restrained soul searching. Favoring introspection over instrumentation, Is a Woman's chamber pop fills the ears with weary, bleary imagery seemingly viewed through the smoke-filled eyes of a lounge singer playing to a tiny, hushed half-full hotel bar.
No stranger to tragic characters, Lambchop populates Is a Woman with shadowy figures bathed by blue moons, trying valiantly to navigate the past. Its songs are a series of rich recollections. And as with much of life, thinking back on Lambchop's subtleties only makes their impressions more impressive over time.
-- Tony Ware
Lambchop plays the Echo Lounge Thurs., Feb. 28.
Well, this years Music Midtown sucks!
I'm pretty sure he was 19.
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…