Lambchop - TRIP - 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. Wagner says, "my idea was to see what might happen if I removed myself from the process as much as possible. In doing so, what surfaced would be elements that have always been there but maybe got overshadowed by my songwriting and approach".
"TRIP" sounds like a culmination of the band's older 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 of playing together for so long.