Hot on the heels of their grandiose, trippy covers album TRIP, Lambchop returns with Showtunes. As different as any Lambchop album before, Showtunes is the work of frontman Kurt Wagner on treated guitar. More specifically, guitar recordings converted into MIDI piano parts. Thus, a piano album was borne. “A Chef’s Kiss,” the first single, is a haunting, beautiful ballad, one of Wagner’s finest. Showtunes appears to be equally as brief, clocking in eights songs at little over a half hour, but if the quality is as high as it is on this number, brevity won’t be an issue.
Preorder Lambchop Showtunes: Merge Records