To herald their arrival in the UK next month for a string of a dozen live dates, Nashville’s Lambchop have gone back to last year’s Flotus and the album’s colossal 18-minute closing track ‘The Hustle’, stripped away all of the song’s predominantly electronic packaging, dramatically shrunk it in size, before drenching what is then left in the most luxuriant of strings. They have called the end product ‘The Hustle Unlimited’ and, you know what, it really is quite superb.
Speaking of the new version of the track Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner said: “Sometimes things can get out of control, an impromptu idea is presented and you take that idea to a logical conclusion to see where it goes. In this case, Tony Crow [piano] came up with a rather ‘Love Unlimited Orchestra’ take on the hustle during a rehearsal with Andy Stack [drums, Wye Oak]. It seemed nuts at the time but being rather nuts ourselves I thought we should try recording it and taking it all the way to full realization. Plus it was a great way to capture Andy’s tenure with us in the studio”.
‘The Hustle Unlimited’ along with the previously shared Prince cover ‘When You Were Mine’ will be available on a limited edition 12” via City Slang during the tour and officially released on August 11th.
08 Aug – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
09 Aug – Glasgow @ Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox
10 Aug – Newcastle @ Riverside
11 Aug – Manchester @ Gorilla
12 Aug – Leamington Spa @ Leamington Assembly
13 Aug – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
14 Aug – Norwich @ The Waterfront
16 Aug – Exeter @ Phoenix
17 Aug – Bristol @ Trinity Centre
18 Aug – Bexhill @ The De La Warr Pavilion
19 Aug – Crickhowell @ Green Man Festival
20 Aug – London @ Islington Assembly Hall