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I Hope You're Sitting Down / Jack's Tulips by Lambchop

Lambchop

I Hope You're Sitting Down / Jack's Tulips
Merge

***A reissue of the debut album from LAMBCHOP originally released in 1994.?! Available for the first time on vinyl in North America, with the added track, "Or Thousands o Prizes," which wasn't previously included on CD or cassette.?! Housed in gatefold jackets with the original paintings by bandleader KURT WAGNER..?!

2XLP $24.95

12/17/2021 673855007014 

MRG 070 


Showtunes by Lambchop

Lambchop

Showtunes
Merge

***In late 2019, Kurt Wagner was experimenting with something new, something that would eventually reveal itself as Lambchop’s Showtunes.?! By taking simple guitar tracks and converting them into MIDI piano tracks, “Suddenly I discovered I could ‘play’ the piano,” he says.?! “It was a revelation that from those conversions, I was able to manipulate each note and add, subtract, arrange the chords and melody into a form that didn’t have any of the limitations I had with my previous methods of writing with a guitar.” Removing these limitations led to a surprising new sound, something akin to show tunes but with edges sanded down and viewed through Kurt’s own specific lens.?! Around the same time, Kurt was preparing for a live show.?! He’d been asked to participate in the Wisconsin-based Eaux Claires summer festival.?!

LP $18.95

07/16/2021 673855076416 

MRG 764 


CD $12.75

05/21/2021 673855076423 

MRG 764 CD 


***In the fall of 2019, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process.?! Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day.?! Recorded at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, TRIP sounds like a culmination of the band’solder work and current work.?! There’s a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process ofplaying together for so long.?! The title TRIP refers to the circumstances surrounding its creation and the endeavor of “touring” itself.?! Features songs by Jeff Tweedy; Earl "Peanut" Montgomery; Jamie Klimek and Jim Crook; Stevie Wonder; Holland, Holland & Dozier; and James McNew..?!

LP $17.75

11/13/2020 673855074019 

MRG 740 


CD $12.75

11/13/2020 673855074023 

MRG 740 CD 


This (is What I Wanted To Tell You) by Lambchop

Lambchop

This (is What I Wanted To Tell You)
Merge

***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received an 8.1 rating from Pitchfork.  The shift is so subtle and unassuming, you may never notice it happens.?! But 42 minutes into LAMBCHOP's fourteenth studio album—the disarming but intimate confessional called This (is what I wanted to tell you)—KURT WAGNER steps forward, his voice newly unadorned.?! With the Auto-Tune gild of recent Lambchop records momentarily leached away, his voice is as open and honest as the acoustic guitar and lonesome harmonica that traipse beneath it.?! The feelings practically pour between the cracks of his stunning baritone, raw for the first time in years.?! This is what he wanted to tell you, plain and simple and pure.?! In tone poems that link poignant snapshots of everyday scenes with koan-like reflections about what it takes and means to stay alive in these modern times, Wagner limns a world that seems to be falling apart..?!

LP $18.85

03/22/2019 673855066417 

MRG 664 


CD $13.75

03/22/2019 673855066424 

MRG 664 CD 


This (is What I Wanted To Tell You) - Limited Edition by Lambchop

Lambchop

This (is What I Wanted To Tell You) - Limited Edition
Merge

***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received an 8.1 rating from Pitchfork.  The shift is so subtle and unassuming, you may never notice it happens.?! But 42 minutes into LAMBCHOP's fourteenth studio album—the disarming but intimate confessional called This (is what I wanted to tell you)—KURT WAGNER steps forward, his voice newly unadorned.?! With the Auto-Tune gild of recent Lambchop records momentarily leached away, his voice is as open and honest as the acoustic guitar and lonesome harmonica that traipse beneath it.?! The feelings practically pour between the cracks of his stunning baritone, raw for the first time in years.?! This is what he wanted to tell you, plain and simple and pure.?! In tone poems that link poignant snapshots of everyday scenes with koan-like reflections about what it takes and means to stay alive in these modern times, Wagner limns a world that seems to be falling apart.?! Limited edition vinyl pressed on clear vinyl..?!

LP $18.85

03/22/2019 673855066400 

MRG 664 X 


What Another Man Spills by Lambchop

Lambchop

What Another Man Spills
Merge

***CHECK STOCK!!! Received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork.?! What Another Man Spills (1998) represents a milestone in LAMBCHOP's career, but not in the modern sense of a ‘landmark’ release.?! Building on foundations that had once sounded almost literally creaky, it expands upon the tentative manoeuvres they’d undertaken with the previous year’s Thriller (1997) and gestures confidently towards its brassy successor, Nixon, which would arrive in 2000 to wild acclaim and previously unimaginable commercial success.?! Indeed, it sits at a crossroads between the band that Lambchop first emerged as, and the band that they would later become.?! In terms of production, What Another Man Spills represented a huge leap forward, and stylistically it took bold, convincing strides towards uncharted territory too.?! Its impact wouldn’t be felt for another couple of years, of course, but then it would suddenly look like part of a carefully orchestrated masterplan.?!

CD $14.00

08/03/2018 673855014623 

MRG 146 CD 


2XLP $25.95

08/03/2018 673855014616 

 


What Another Man Spills - Limited Edition by Lambchop

Lambchop

What Another Man Spills - Limited Edition
Merge

***CHECK STOCK!!!  Received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork.  What Another Man Spills (1998) represents a milestone in LAMBCHOP's career, but not in the modern sense of a ‘landmark’ release.?! Building on foundations that had once sounded almost literally creaky, it expands upon the tentative manoeuvres they’d undertaken with the previous year’s Thriller (1997) and gestures confidently towards its brassy successor, Nixon, which would arrive in 2000 to wild acclaim and previously unimaginable commercial success.?! Indeed, it sits at a crossroads between the band that Lambchop first emerged as, and the band that they would later become.?! In terms of production, What Another Man Spills represented a huge leap forward, and stylistically it took bold, convincing strides towards uncharted territory too.?! Its impact wouldn’t be felt for another couple of years, of course, but then it would suddenly look like part of a carefully orchestrated masterplan.?!

2XLP $27.50

08/03/2018 673855014609 

MRG 146 X 


Is A Woman by Lambchop

Lambchop

Is A Woman
Merge

***REISSUED ON VINYL!!! LAMBCHOP's Is a Woman is a very quiet album best heard loud.?! On a musical landscape of sophisticated, uncluttered melancholy, KURT WAGNER's lyrics are given unprecedented space, allowing every guttural detail of every single word to be heard, revealing densely poetic texts as intimate as they were incisive, as comic as they were confessional.?! To discover the true spirit of Is a Woman, listen to the remarkable "My Blue Wave,” one of the band’s finest recordings to date.?!

2XLP $21.75

03/03/2017 673855020419 

MRG 204 


***For Love Often Turns Us Still—officially titled FLOTUS—is like many of LAMBCHOP's records: a subtle masterpiece, the kind that slowly and generously reveals its quiet wisdom to those patient and attentive enough to receive it.?! Start to finish, FLOTUS is imbued with that magic energy that comes when an artist stumbles upon the thrill of the new—something that makes them crazy enough to want to start the whole process over again.?! The album is bookended by two long-form pieces: the first, “In Care of 8675309,” is most reminiscent of where Lambchop has been, while the second, the sprawling, hypnotic “The Hustle,” suggests where they might still be headed.?! The latter seamlessly shifts between movements, a foundation suggestive of krautrock and early electronic music, gorgeously ornamented with perfectly placed piano and horns.?!

CD $14.00

11/04/2016 673855053424 

MRG 534 CD 


2XLP $22.95

11/04/2016 673855053417 

MRG 534 


Live At Xx Merge by Lambchop

Lambchop

Live At Xx Merge
Merge

***As Merge fans know, LAMBCHOP has been on the label since 1993, releasing a string of widely varied but consistently brilliant records.?! But the live Lambchop experience has been somewhat elusive in the US.?! While the band has toured the gilded theaters of Europe and elsewhere for nearly two decades, the Nashville group has seldom toured their home country.?! KURT WAGNER has performed solo on a recent Yo La Tengo tour, and Lambchop supported their recent album, (OH) Ohio, as an intimately stripped-down quintet in a couple of short bursts over the last year.?! To help celebrate Merge’s 20th Anniversary the band showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory—11-strong, including multiple guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section.?!

LP $18.25

09/09/2014 673855037516 

MRG 375 


CD $12.00

12/08/2009 673855037523 

MRG 375 CD 


***CHECK STOCK!!! Received an 8.3 Best New Reissue rating from Pitchfork.?! Nixon was released in early 2000.?! It was LAMBCHOP’s fifth LP, and the first record of any kind that the band had released in over a year, after a half-decade in which scarcely three months went by without some kind of new Lambchop music.?! Starting with the swell of horns in the middle of album opener “The Old Gold Shoe,” Nixon glides easily from one unexpected grace note to the next, peppering in funk, R&B, gospel, country, vintage folk—and integrating them all, not presenting them discretely.?! Lambchop has always taken its Nashville origins seriously, making use of the wide variety of talented musicians who live and work in Music City.?!

LP $22.50

01/28/2014 673855017525 

 


2XCD $14.75

01/28/2014 673855017518 

MRG 175 CD 


Turd Goes Back: Essential Tracks From Secret Secret Sourpuss & Big Tussie by Lambchop

Lambchop

Turd Goes Back: Essential Tracks From Secret Secret Sourpuss & Big Tussie
Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a subscription-based record club now in its third year, founded by musician Simon Joyner and Ba Da Bing Records head Ben Goldberg to release exclusive, limited-edition, vinyl-only albums as part of an annual series, sharing identical cover art but in different colors.?! Subscribers receive an LP every three months, by artists that are of some renown, or are just getting started.?! The only connection between each group is that Joyner and Goldberg are both fans.?! Only 300 copies of each release are pressed—and for a limited time, these LPs are now available outside a direct subscription in extremely low quantities. “Over the past 20 or so years, Lambchop has proven again and again that they are one of the best American bands to ever assemble.?! They never repeat themselves, yet always maintain a utterly distinct and singular approach to songwriting and performance.?!

LP $20.25

09/17/2013  

GY 1-1 


***BACK iN STOCK!!! Received an 8.3 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork.?! It’s been nearly two decades since LAMBCHOP released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown.?! Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist KURT WAGNER’s songs—and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its 11th album, Mr.?! M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence.?! As on past Lambchop records, many of the songs on Mr.?! M are framed with lush strings, and there’s a restrained undercurrent of distortion and discord.?! The core of the music remains the cyclical picking of Wagner’s guitar and the soft, warm croaking of his voice.?!

CD $13.75

02/21/2012 673855043425 

MRG 434 CD 


2XLP $25.95

08/19/2016 673855043418 

 


***The ninth full-length album from Nashville’s LAMBCHOP—songwriter KURT WAGNER with up to seventeen band members at any time.?! Eschewing the overt country influences of early Lambchop records and the R&B and soul of mid-period releases, Damaged continues in the quiet and haunting Southern tradition pioneered on their past three efforts.?! ON SALE 10% UNTIL 9/05/2006.?!

CD $14.50

08/22/2006 673855028422 

MRG 284 CD 


Decline Of Country & Western Civilization Part 2 - The Woodwind Years by Lambchop

Lambchop

Decline Of Country & Western Civilization Part 2 - The Woodwind Years
Merge

***For over a dozen years LAMBCHOP has been Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.?! Continually challenging the notion of what ‘Nashville’ and ‘Country’ mean, the ever changing cast of characters in Lambchop have turned out brilliant album after brilliant album.?! On The Decline of Country & Western Civilization the disparate members of Lambchop have collected A-sides, B-sides, compilation tracks and unreleased songs in a chronological compendium of a golden age in their career.?! Spanning the years 1994 through 1999, this collection from the Lambchop archives centers around the weather-worn and haunting voice of Kurt Wagner, the one constant in a band that numbers as many as twenty and as few as four depending on the time or place.?! If you’re currently enjoying the Silver Jews or relative newcomers like Okkervil River or M.?!

CD $13.75

04/11/2006 673855027425 

MRG 274 CD 


***The eighth album from Nashville's decade-running Americana style blenders LAMBCHOP, and the first of two new albums to be released at the same time.?! Aw Cmon (and its companion No You Cmon) sees the band continuing musical evolution, as they take off on a journey full of lush instrumentals, rousing rave-ups, and thoughtful ballads..?!

CD $13.75

02/24/2004 036172954025 

MRG 240 CD 


No You Cmon by Lambchop

Lambchop

No You Cmon
Merge

***The ninth album from Nashville's decade-running Americana style blenders LAMBCHOP, and the second of two new albums to be released at the same time.?! No You Cmon (and its companion Aw Cmon) sees the band continuing musical evolution, as they take off on a journey full of lush instrumentals, rousing rave-ups, and thoughtful ballads..?!

CD $13.75

02/24/2004 036172954124 

MRG 241 CD 


How I Quit Smoking by Lambchop

Lambchop

How I Quit Smoking
Merge

CD $11.00

07/18/1996  

MRG 097 CD 


I Hope You're Sitting Down/ Jack's Tulips by Lambchop

Lambchop

I Hope You're Sitting Down/ Jack's Tulips
Merge

CD $11.00

07/08/1996  

MRG 070 CD 


CD $9.00

07/03/1996  

MRG 108 CD