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Lady Lamb the Beekeeper


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative, pop/rock

Status:

Most recent release, After (2015)

See also:

Lady Lamb's site

Wikipedia's entry for Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Comparisons:

Wow, hard call. The obscure Margot O'Breslin comes to mind

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's music is urgent—reviewers talk about gits and gristle and her unusual lyrics. Her songs tend to the epic (and occasionally bombastic—I'm not saying this is necessarily a bad thing) with shifts and changes that match the lyrics. Tough, hurt, strong, and strange.(Neile)

Recommended first album:

ripely pine is the only one we've heard so far.

Recordings:


ripely pine

Release info:

2013—Ba Da Bing—Bing 080

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Aly Spaltro—vocals, guitar, bass, autoharp, banjo, percussion, omnichord, odds & ends

Guest artists:

Walker Adams—drums (2)
Alex Asher—trombone (1, 2, 6, 7)
Erin 'dilly dilly' Davidson—vocals (8)
Drew Guido—melodocia (4); korg (11)
Maria Im—violin (4, 7)
Nadim Issa—piano, organ, rhodes, keyboards; melodica (5); drums (7, 12); odds & ends
Henry Damison—bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11)
Maria Jeffers—cello (6)
Cole Kamen-Green—trumpets (2)
Nora Krohn—viola (6)
Peter McLaughlin—drums (1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Emily Hope Price—cello (7, 10),BR> Brooke Quiggins—violin (6)
Alec Spiegelman—clarinets (7)
Ben Stapp—tuba (7, 9)
Melissa Tong—violin (6)

Produced by:

Nadim Issa

Comments:

Hot damn, this is good stuff. One of the best albums of the year. (gordoja@optonline.net)

I find this a really mixed journey, and a little long for it, clocking it at almost an hour. However, I adore several songs: "Bird Balloons," "Regarding the Stairs," and most especially the closer, "taxidermist, taxidermist"—which is truly a tour de force. What a song! (Neile)


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