Wednesday, December 8, 2010
LAMB - New album!
Photo by Max Michaels/NY
NEWS FROM: LAMB c/o Strata Music Ltd
It's been over 6 years since our official split in 2004. Back then it felt like we might never make another Lamb record. There were many reasons for this; for one thing we both wanted to go away and pursue divergent solo projects.
A big part of our need for escape though was the experience of making music signed to a major label that tried to direct and package music that was never meant to be anything but creatively free. Lamb was always about innovation and pushing boundaries without constraint. Somewhere along the way our path had become a little too straight.
Earlier this year Andy and I were talking on the phone; just catching up and chewing the fat. Andy was saying how he missed so much of what Lamb had been about. I guess I was a little more reticent, busy touring my solo acoustic project, but when he said to me: "Lou, give me one good reason why we shouldn't make another Lamb album" I really couldn't think of one.
So after all this time we're back in the studio and there's something fresh and new about the music we're writing. It hasn't been this way since we wrote the eponymous first album when we felt utterly unconcerned with what anyone felt about what we were doing. It was about the music and the journey it took us on. We always said we wouldn't make another Lamb album until we had something new to say. That time has definitely come.
The album will be called 5. (After all it is our fifth despite the break). From the 5th of December you can be a part of the process too. You're receiving this email because you've registered your name and we'd like to give you the opportunity to be there first.
In the age-old tradition of art we're asking for your sponsorship so we don't have to sign our souls away to some major corporation. By pre-ordering '5' you will be helping to make it happen. In return you will receive a special limited edition release of the record with additional songs and exclusive artwork in a hardback book version - to retain the albums exclusivity we will only be manufacturing the exact number of pre-ordered albums! You will also receive regular blogs and updates on how the record's going and, when pre-ordering, you'll receive a special download version of one of the new songs "She Walks" fresh off the press. Of course, since you'll be supporting the making of the record, you'll also get a name credit in the artwork and if you're amongst the first 250 to order you'll get a super-limited edition, signed print that we think you'll love.
We've been on the LAMB mailing list, so we got to DOWNLOAD the new song "Strong The Root" and it is just as good as the first time we heard Lou's sweet voice or Andy's throbbing beats. Thank you LAMB!
Now if you want to hear this stunning new track and support this new release go to http://lambofficial.com/products
Posted: 12/08/2010 12:13:00 PM