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Lady Lamb with special guest Tōth | BSP
November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
BSP Kingston presents
with special guest Tōth (Alex from Rubblebucket)
$16 adv / $18 door | 16+ | 7PM Doors / 8PM Show
Advance Tickets :: http://bit.ly/LadyLambBSP
also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop
Lady Lamb, a.k.a Brooklyn-based Aly Spaltro, announces her third full-length album, Even in the Tremor, out April 5th via Ba Da Bing Records. The follow up to 2015’s After, an album that “scraped-together simplicity in service of songs with far greater ambition” (The New York Times), Even in the Tremor is her most sonically soaring and brutally honest album to date. It’s the first time in her career that Spaltro is singing explicitly about herself. “The whole idea of this new album is the push and pull between calmness and chaos, joy and anxiety, self-loathing and self-love,” says Spaltro. Nowhere is this idea more clear than via the title track and first song shared, an anxious dance party mantra for romantics and overthinkers alike that unspools with all the far-flung places Spaltro has visited throughout the course of her writing process.
In July 2016, Alex Toth was recovering from a broken foot and a broken heart, stuck in his fourth-floor apartment in Brooklyn with cast and crutches. This is where Tōth’s “achingly beautiful” debut album, Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary, was born.
A few months earlier, Alex and his Rubblebucket cofounder and love of more than eleven years had “consciously uncoupled,” after a period of helping each other through devastating challenges. Alex was lightning-struck by sadness. “Almost convalescent” at times, in his words, though rarely still. A jazz trumpeter by training, Alex is always, always writing. And that spring, a new kind of music started to come—raw, stripped-down songs unfurling without agenda, bent over an acoustic guitar. It never occurred to Alex that he was making an album.
The idea sprouted in songwriting sessions with his friend Kimbra, when she heard this new sound and encouraged Alex to make a record. But it didn’t solidify until June 2016, when Alex was onstage with his punk project, Alexander F, and broke his foot. Stuck there in his apartment all summer, Tōth came to life.
Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help When Necessary, due May 2019 from Northern Spy Records (worldwide) and Figureight Records (UK/Europe), is a self-help guide unlike any other—a breakup album before wholeness, but after anger. The album turns as it goes, through “lush, windswept sonics” (Gorilla Vs. Bear), bebop trumpet solos, and spare guitar, recalling the Beach Boys in one bar and Arthur Russell in the next. It’s an album for remembering and letting go—and discovering what magic remains.