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Kurt Wagner and Tim Burgess at The Beech House
(via Beech House Recording)



Listen another new song (rough mix) from the forthcoming second solo album “Oh No, I Love You” by Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), it was recorded with R. Stevie Moore.


“One of the tracks we had recorded was not running as smoothly as the others – a song called The Doors of Then. We’d tried it with a full band, stripped back and every which way. Apart from recording the album, the only other thing I’d wanted to do was meet up with R. Stevie Moore. I’d first heard his songs around five years ago and had spent most of the intervening time trying to listen to as many of the 400 albums that he’d made as possible. Me met over a takeout pizza and we got on like a trailer park on fire. I told him about The Doors of Then and the next day we recorded it with R. Stevie playing everything except the drums. It sounded exactly as I’d wanted it to.”

via Huffington Post Entertainment Blog interview with Tim Burgess


Tim Burgess – The Doors Of Then (early rough mix) 
R. Stevie Moore – guitars & bass / Chris Scruggs – drums
/ Tony Crow – keyboards 

Recorded at Beech House, Nashville Oct 2011 by Mark Nevers  
(via RSM Soundcloud)


R Stevie Moore / The Vaccines
split 7″ (OGEN 016)

O Genesis Recordings, the label founded by The Charlatans‘ frontman Tim Burgess, has released three new 7” singles on Record Store Day, April 21st. It includes the debut double AA sided 7” by London 3 piece band Blood Music, and the first track ‘A Case For Vinyl’ from Tim Burgess’ forthcoming solo album – the follow up to 2003′s debut solo “I Believe,” then a split 7″ between R. Stevie Moore (‘Post Breakup Sex’) and The Vaccines (‘Why Should I Love You?’), covering each other’s songs.





‘A Case For Vinyl,’ written by Tim Burgess and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop, was recorded/produced last year in Nashville by Mark Nevers, with Kurt Wagner, Chris Scruggs on bass (a grandson of the legendary Earl Scruggs), Tony Crow (Lambchop) on piano. The flipside features a remix by Sam Willis from Walls. The full-length, Burgess in Nashville, album “Oh No I Love You” will be out in September.


Lambchop – 2B2,
a brand new video for the latest album “Mr. M” (Merge, 2012). 

Lambchop – Gone Tomorrow, from “Mr. M”

cover art: ‘James E. Prudent, Jr.’ by Kurt Wagner



“MR. M started in a painter’s studio in fact. Wagner explains. “As I worked, I was approached by Mark Nevers (former full time band member & producer for the likes of Andrew Bird and Will Oldham) with the idea of making another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and a method that worked with the tone of my writing. His idea was a kind of ‘psycho-Sinatra’ sound, one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open and yet complex way.”


Lambchop – If Not I’ll Just Die

Lambchop – Gone Tomorrow

Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming new full-length “Mr. M” by Kurt Wagner’s Lambchop, due out on February 20th, 2012 via City Slang (Europe) and February 21st via Merge (US).

The album was recorded at Mark Nevers’ Nashville Beech House studio, with Scott Martin (drums), Matt Swanson (bass), Ryan Norris (guitar, organ), Tony Crow (piano), William Tyler (guitar) and guests include Jonathan Marx (another ex-member of the band) and Cortney Tidwell. The strings were arranged by Peter Stopschinski and Mason Neely.

Kurt Wagner “LBJ” oil on panel

from the exhibition, Beautillion Militaire 2000, LBJ, Portraits, and Commissions by Kurt Wagner, this fall at Nashville’s Zeitgeist Gallery

Lambchop – Came Home Late

Lambchop – Fa-Q

Both tracks are taken from the Lambchop Rarities LP entitled “Turd Goes Back: Essential Tracks from Secret Secret Sourpuss & Big Tussie” which was released as a part of their 2011 series of subscription-only Grapefruit Record Club, founded by Simon Joyner and Ben Goldberg. This limited, vinyl-only LP is an assemblage of Kurt Wagner’s early recordings, taken from two rare cassettes. Also, Nashville-based label Sebastian Speaks has released the vinyl of Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell Present Kort.

Grapefruit Records’ upcoming releases for 2012 include Bruce Russell & Roy Montgomery, Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo) and more!



KORT is a brand new country duo project of Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Cortney Tidwell, their debut full length “Invariable Heartache” (City Slang) features old country tunes from Nashville’s Chart Records, run by Tidwell’s family.



Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present KORT – Invariable Heartache by cityslang

Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present KORT – Mini Documentary

Directed by Tabitha O’Connell
Mavis is a collaboration between Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris, a concept born from their mutual love and respect for Mavis Staples, the Staples Singers, and 70’s era Stax records. The tracks are strung together by the airy downtempo production, with various vocalists like Kurt Wagner, Candi Staton, Ed Harcourt, Edwyn Collins, Cerys Matthews and Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell. Release: March 2(!K7)