LAMBCHOP have announced details of the first single to be taken from their two albums AWCMON/NOYOUCMON, released earlier this year. SOMETHING’S GOING ON (AND ON) – known in its original version as simply SOMETHING’S GOING ON – was included on AWCMON, but has been reworked especially for this release. Kurt Wagner has recorded a new vocal, this time backed by a choir, and the entire song has been remixed by Marky Nevers.
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LAMBCHOP have also confirmed three festival appearances during August, details of which follow below.
The CD single is backed by two previously unreleased tracks, January 17B and The Puppy & The Leaf. Both tracks were written at the same time as the songs on AWCMON/NOYOUCMON, and are included in live performances by the band of their soundtrack to the F. W. Murnau movie Sunrise. A European tour of the soundtrack performance is being lined up for the end of the year.
The 12″ features SOMETHING’S GOING ON and is backed with two radical reworkings of other album tracks. Rising stars Stratus – who release their new single Vapour in August, and their debut album Fear Of Magnetism in October, both on Klein – have revisited Low Ambition, whilst German hip hop crew and DJs Moabeat provide a very unusual take on I Hate Candy. (Anyone baffled by the remix (!) should revisit the closing minutes of LAMBCHOP’s last album, the extraordinary IS A WOMAN.)
Meanwhile, LAMBCHOP have lined up festival dates for the summer, including a special guest appearance at Zero 7’s Jazz Café picnic at Marble Hill House in Twickenham. They appear as follows:
- August 14th – LEICESTER SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER, De Montfort Hall (Headline) www.summersundae.com
- August 15th – JAZZ CAFÉ PICNIC, Twickenham www.jazzcafe.co.uk
- August 27th – GREENBELT FESTIVAL, Cheltenham Racecourse (Headline) www.greenbelt.org.uk
“Lushly realised and sweetly soulful stuff.” Time Out
“The group’s most complete work to date.” Uncut
“Strange and lovely.” The Guardian
“Witty, warm and wonderful.” Daily Mirror
“Lambchop have delivered that rare beast, the startling double.” NME
“Little short of astounding.” Record Collector
“A celebration of being Lambchop. Something worth celebrating.” Mojo
“C’mon, treat yourself.” i-D
“From it’s alternative country beginnings, Lambchop has morphed into something far grander – a lush orchestral act, one part Lee Hazlewood, one part Curtis Mayfield and one part John Barry”. Wallpaper