Lambchop share video for new single ‘Little Black Boxes’

Lambchop share video for new single ‘Little Black Boxes’


“Yet another late-career highlight”
9/10 Uncut

“Lands like divine wisdom, something bursting with meaning”
4/5 Mojo

“Like nothing else right now”
The Guardian

Watch the video for ‘Little Black Boxes’ here:

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Today¬†Kurt Wagner¬†shares ‘Little Black Boxes’, the third single from¬†Lambchop‚Äôs next album,¬†The Bible, due September 30 on¬†City Slang¬†(Merge Records in North America). It arrives with a computer-generated video directed by¬†Isaac Gale, who also handled the striking visuals for previously shared singles ‘Police Dog Blues‘ and ‘So There‘. CGI-Kurt’s dazzling moves are fitting of the most dance-infused Lambchop track to date, a soulful choir lifting electronics and sweaty disco skyward.

Speaking of the track Wagner says:
“This song was created in a hot, sweaty, smokey, room on a mid July evening, filled with six or seven sweaty Minnesotans, four or five laptops, a piano, a smoke machine, and some laser lighting all throbbing to an undeniably infectious groove, it‚Äôs a wonder we all survived. But here we are. Lightning in a beer bottle.”

Video director Issac Gale says:
“We wanted to see if we could get anywhere close to something “cinematic” with this video, using only 3D assets and digital filters. So we set an impossible goal and picked the greatest concert film ever shot – Shake! Otis Live at Monterey – as our target. It’s got the best chaotic energy in both the performance and the camera work.”

For the first time since 2019, Lambchop will debut songs from¬†The Bible¬†and last year‚Äôs¬†Showtunes¬†at two special performances on September 23 & 24 in Minneapolis, kicking off the¬†Walker Art Center‚Äôs 2022‚Äď23 season. Co-presented with Liquid Music, these performances feature a 16-piece ensemble that includes local and national heavyweights¬†Andrew Broder¬†(Fog),¬†CJ Camerieri¬†(Bon Iver, Carm),¬†Blake Morgan¬†(VOCES8),¬†Cole Davis, and¬†Bryan Nichols. Swirling together everything from turntables to grand piano to horns to a choir, this new work exemplifies the driving ethos of this unclassifiable band.

Wagner hosted a recent episode of Bandcamp Weekly, DJing from his backyard and playing cuts from Swamp Dogg, Soul Glo, Dijon, and others as well as his own projects HeCTA and KORT.

Pre-order The Bible here:

Photo credit: Mickie Winters

High-res images and album artwork can be found here
The Bible tracklist:

1. His Song Is Sung
2. Little Black Boxes
3. Daisy
4. Whatever Mortal
5. A Major Minor Drag
6. Police Dog Blues
7. Dylan At The Mouse Trap
8. Every Child Begins The World Again
9. So There
10. That’s Music