LADY LAMB: Even in the Tremor CD


Lady Lamb: Even in the Tremor (Ba Da Bing Records)


Release Date: April 5, 2019

BING-149  Lady Lamb "Even in the Tremor"

Side A

1. Little Flaws

2. Deep Love

3. Even In The Tremor

4. Untitled Soul

5. Strange Maneuvers

6. Without a Name

Side B

7. Young Disciple

8. Prayer of Love

9. July Was Mundane

10. Oh My Violence

11. Emily

“I’m always teetering on the edge of self-sabotage,” says Aly Spaltro 

aka Lady Lamb. “The whole idea of this new album is the push and 

pull between calmness and chaos, joy and anxiety, self-loathing and 

self-love.” Nowhere is that more clear than the title track, “Even in 

the Tremor,” an ecstatic panic attack unspooling with all the far-flung 

places Spaltro has visited throughout the course of her writing process, 

including Berlin, Montreal, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house 

in Pennsylvania and Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano, a touchstone visual 

for Spaltro in her conception of this latest project. “The past will kill 

the present / if I let it,” the singer repeats like an anxious dance party 

mantra for romantics and overthinkers alike.

Even in the Tremor marks Spaltro’s latest full-length LP following 

2015’s After and it’s a remarkable achievement because, among other 

things, it’s the first time in her career that Spaltro is singing explicitly 

about herself. “I’ve never let myself be this exposed before,” she says, 

“but this whole album is about facing who you are and fighting your 

way toward self-acceptance.” Between confessing a tantrum in a batting 

cage (“Little Flaws”), telling the story of her parent’s kiddie-pool baptism 

(“Young Disciple”) and singing openly about untangling her girlfriend’s 

wet hair (“Deep Love”), Even in the Tremor is deeply rooted in the people 

and places, extraordinary and mundane, that have shaped Spaltro into the 

self-determining artist she is today.

Spaltro’s relentless search for meaning informs not only her creative 

process but also the content of the album itself. “I’ve become obsessed 

with trying to understand what we’re here for,” she says. “That desire 

to understand weaves through all my songs.” This becomes clear on 

“Strange Maneuvers,” a Motown-inspired freak-out song recorded live 

in the studio for extra impact. “I don’t want to be afraid of myself anymore,” 

the singer roars, and it’s like she’s exorcising her demons through a jangly 

pop beat. 

“Deep Love” is a resounding reflection on love, touching on family, intimacy 

and neighborhood. A late addition to the album, it was the song that threw 

the whole record into focus. “I had just gone into Manhattan and I felt like 

an alien seeing all the workers on their lunch break. When I got home I looked

 out the window and I started singing the first line, ‘I’m not convinced we 

should strive for Midtown’ and by the time I got to the verse about finding a

 faded photo of my mom I was crying and that’s when I knew the album was 

done.” The song begins humbly with an acoustic guitar and swells into a 

jubilant and soul-baring tribute to the love that connects us all. 

It took Spaltro almost a year to find the right co-producer. She initially 

attempted to make the record with an esteemed producer as she’d been

 advised but after being told that her arrangements needed rewriting by 

various veterans in the industry, Spaltro bravely changed direction and

 found a champion of her vision in Erin Tonkon, a less established 

producer whose six years working with Tony Visconti and later, 

David Bowie on his Grammy-winning Blackstar, made her more 

than qualified for the role. 

Tonkon and Spaltro instantly bonded over certain hardships they 

had each faced in the music industry. “Women who work in the 

production side of music are not taken seriously,” Spaltro recalls. 

“We wanted to work toward changing that.” 

Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Kimbra, Okkervil River) 

played bass and piano and synthesizer. Jeremy Gustin (David Byrne, 

Albert Hammond Jr., Rubble Bucket) played drums. The group 

recorded at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, New York. 

Known for her keen observations of others, Spaltro now turns her 

multifaceted ruminations inward; She calls out from dreams, peers 

into churches, has fits of rage, and struggles to get out of her head 

long enough to love herself and those around her. “It’s taken me 

years to get here,” she says, “but I’m sort of done with hiding myself.

 I want to be as honest as I can because that’s why people turn to art. 

Anybody can tell the difference between bullshit and real vulnerability.” 

This commitment to creating only what is necessary and urgently felt is 

the key to appreciating Spaltro's fearless songwriting, as emotional as 

it is philosophical. Even in the Tremor signifies the arrival of her most 

sonically soaring and brutally honest album to date.


Wed 04/10/19 Hamden, CT SPACE Ballroom+

Thu 04/11/19 Montreal, QUE Le Ministère+

Fri 04/12/19 Toronto, ONT Drake Hotel+

Sat 04/13/19 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe+

Mon 04/15/19 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop+

Tue 04/16/19 Detroit, MI Deluxx FluxxWed+ 

04/17/19 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall+

Fri 04/19/19 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry+

Sat 04/20/19 Milwakuee, WI Colectivo+

Mon 04/22/19 Omaha, NE Reverb Lounge+

Wed 04/24/19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge+

Fri 04/26/19 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court+

Sat 04/27/19 Boise, ID OLYMPIC+

Mon 04/29/19 Spokane, WA Bartlett+

Thu 05/02/19 Vancouver, BC Biltmore*

Fri 05/03/19 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern*

Sat 05/04/19 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios*

Mon 05/06/19 San Francisco, CA GAMH*

Wed 05/08/19 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room*

Thu 05/09/19 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*

Fri 05/10/19 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar*

Sat 05/11/19 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf*

Mon 05/13/19 Austin, TX Antone's*

Tue 05/14/19 Dallas, TX DADA*

Thu 05/16/19 St Louis, MO Off Broadway*

Fri 05/17/19 Nashville, TN High Watt*

Sat 05/18/19 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5*

Sun 05/19/19 Asheville, NC Mothlight*

Tue 05/21/19 Raleigh, NC King's Barcade*

Wed 05/22/19 Washington, DC Rock n Roll Hotel*

Thu 05/23/19 Philadelphia, PA Foundry // Fillmore*

Thu 05/30/19 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere*

Fri 05/31/19 Boston, MA Royale*

Sat 06/01/19 Portland, ME State Theatre*

+With Renata Zeiguer

*With Katie Von Schleicher