Interview: Lady Lamb strives for courage, emotional vulnerability on new EP

“Be present / be patient / be transparent” Aly Spaltro writes at the end of her Tender Warriors Club manifesto. Originally written as a personal reminder to refrain from retreating emotionally during difficult periods, the manifesto is one of many creative projects coming out of Spaltro’s latest EP as Lady Lamb, Tender Warriors Club. Spaltro’s voice is slow and enduring on Tender Warriors Club, bubbling into emotive highs and sinking into yawning lows. On “Heaven Sent”, the EP’s lead track, Spaltro's voice drops into a resonant echo as she sings that “heaven bent to hell / heaven - herself –– [...]

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Lady Lamb unveils living room tour in support of ‘Tender Warriors Club’

To say Lady Lamb has never done anything but wear her heart on her sleeve would seem obvious to any listeners of the debut, After. Lyrically and musically, Aly Spaltro left no emotional stone unturned from the start but somehow Tender Warriors Club, has lifted a veil of emotion and further exposed her trials in song. The gates of the album open, and the waterworks are immediately cued. Spaltro spills: “Ttrying to be good / Trying to be kind / Trying to stay true / I just want to do right by you / Pale blue eyes” in the opening [...]

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Lady Lamb’s ‘After’ tour coming to Rickshaw Stop

by Shervin Lainez Lady Lamb is touring in support of her new album, After, out now on Mom + Pop. Rathborne and San Francisco's Sea Knight will support her all ages show at Rickshaw Stop on Saturday, April 25. Lady Lamb is Aly Spaltro, who began recording music in the basement of a video rental store in Brunswick, Maine. Recordings from these early sessions eventually made it onto Ripely Pine, Lady Lamb's major label debut with Ba Da Bing! Records in 2013. Spaltro's accomplished followup, After, was co-produced with Ripely Pine collaborator Nadim Issa and released on Mom [...]

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Live This Month: April 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: April 2015 (Podcast #360) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. It sure is a great time to be a fan of classic dream-pop and shoegazer music, with the recently-reunited Ride hitting the US this month for their first US shows in 20 years. By contrast, Warren Defever, leader of longtime 4AD act His Name is Alive, has kept that band actively releasing records since its inception, but the experimental group's 25th anniversary tour across the United [...]

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