Episode 54: Is a Woman by Lambchop

After experiencing some success with the release of his band’s fifth album Nixon and quitting his long standing job with a flooring company, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner would take advantage of the momentum and extra time by working on the songs that would make up the band’s next album. In Episode 54, Wagner tells the story of Lambchop’s 2002 album Is a Woman. Recorded with frequent collaborator Mark Nevers in their home base of Nashville, Tennessee, the band’s leader recounts the process of shaping the record’s sonic direction and the positive outcomes that occurred as a result of its creation.

For more info on Lambchop, visit Lambchop.net and Mergerecords.com

Episode 33: Songs for John Venn by Lou Turner

While researching the life of English mathematician John Venn, Nashville based singer-songwriter Lou Turner became inspired after discovering parallels between her life and his. In Episode 33, Turner tells the story of her 2020 album Songs For John Venn. Recounting the events that led up to the record’s creation, the native Texan touches on how her work at a library influenced much of the album’s lyrical direction as well as her experience recording with her Styrofoam Winos bandmates.

For more info on Lou Turner, visit louturner.com or spinstersounds.com