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New Music: Lambchop – “When You Were Mine” (Prince Cover)

Chameleonic indie-rock outfit Lambchop, following up the release of their excellent album FLOTUS in November, released a tribute to Prince today: a cover of the Dirty Mind classic “When You Were Mine.” The driving rock song might like an unusual choice for Kurt Wagner’s normally sedate style, but his rendition works strangely well, adopting the relaxed tempo, minimal lyrics, and rippling Autotune that characterized most of FLOTUS. It only vaguely resembles the Purple One’s original, which is ultimately to its credit.

Check out the song, and the full list of dates of the band’s impending world tour, below.

Lambchop:

Jan 25 Reims, FR – La Cartonnerie
Jan 26 London, UK – Roundhouse
Jan 27 Saint Lo, FR – Le Normandy
Jan 28 Brest, FR – La Carène
Jan 29 Rennes, FR – Antipode
Jan 30 Paris, FR – Tranbendo
Jan 31 La Roche sur Yon, FR – Fuzzy’on
Feb 1 Vendôme, FR – Le 3ème Volume
Feb 2 Nimes, FR – Paloma
Feb 3 St. Etienne, FR – Le Fil
Feb 5 Erlangen, DE – Markgrafentheater
Feb 6 Luzern, CH – Sudpol
Feb 7 Geneva, CH – Antigel Festival
Feb 8 Zurich, CH – Schauspielhaus
Feb 9 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli/Vredenburg (Cloud Nine)
Feb 10 Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort
Feb 11 Brussels, BE – Botanique
Feb 12 Mainz, DE – Frankfurter Hof
Feb 14 Vienna, AT – WUK
Feb 15 Munich, DE – Kammerspiele
Feb 16 Mulhouse, FR – Génériq Festival
Feb 17 Dortmund, DE – Konzerthaus
Feb 18 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Feb 21 Cologne, DE – Gloria
Feb 22 Hamburg, DE – Elbphilharmonie (sold out)
Feb 24 Malmo, SE – KB (Kulturbolaget)
Feb 25 Stockholm, SE – Fasching
Feb 26 Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
Feb 27 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Feb 28 Leipzig, DE – Felsenkeller
Mar 1 Mannheim, DE – Capitol
Mar 2 Linz, AT – Posthof
Mar 3 Ravenna, IT – Bronson Club
Mar 4 Avellino, IT – Auditorium del Conservatorio
Mar 5 Rome, IT – Auditorium Parco della Musica
Mar 22 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub
Mar 23 Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Mar 24 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Mar 25 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Mar 27 Toronto, ON – Great Hall on Queen Street
Mar 28 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Mar 30 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Mar 31 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Apr 1 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Apr 2 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Apr 7 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Jun 2 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
Jun 3 Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater *

*Lambchop trio of Kurt, Tony & Matt