Lambchop shared a new song, “A Chef’s Kiss”. It is the first offering from the band’s new album Showtunes, which will be released through Merge on May 21. Kurt Wagner described the song in a statement as “a reflection on the temporal nature of life and ultimately the song itself. A ‘cook’s kiss’ is a gesture towards something perfect or well done, even loved. “Listen to this below.

Wagner made the album remotely with new collaborators Ryan Olson from Gayngs and Poliça, James McNew from Yo La Tengo, co-producer and engineer Jeremy Ferguson and Cologne DJ Twit One. “The original idea behind Lambchop was: Anyone can be part of Lambchop (as long as they behave),” said Wagner. “With this revolving door policy, the band has grown and contracted over the years.”

Last year Wagner and Co. released TRIP, a cover album with songs by artists like the Supremes and Stevie Wonder. The last real Lambchop album, This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You), was released in 2019.

Please visit our 5-10-15-20 interview with Wagner from 2012 again.