Lambchop - For Love Often Turns Us Still / FLOTUS

The very welcome return of Lambchop, "Nashville's most fucked-up country band"... For Love Often Turns Us Still (in short FLOTUS … yes FLOTUS!!), arrives just in time for the band’s 30th anniversary and one of the most tumultuous years in history.

The musicianship is - as ever - so controlled. You can hear the hairs of each brush scattering across the drums, the hands resting on muted guitar strings… they are experts. The biggest movement in tone is vocally and stylistically from Kurt Wagner, employing a vocoder across large parts of the album. Whereas it seemed initially a shame not to have the famed Wagner whisper, the ghostly layers of digital Kurts is quite an eerie and beautiful thing to behold.

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