Ep. #233: Steven Lambke

Steven Lambke is a gifted musician, songwriter, and singer based in Toronto, Ontario. A member of the Constantines, over the past decade, Lambke has also released a wondrous solo discography under the moniker Baby Eagle. He recently retired Baby Eagle to work under his own name for the stunning album, Days of Heaven, which was released on his own label, You’ve Changed Records, and is one of the finest collections of songs to have come out in 2015. Throughout January, Lambke takes a full band on the road across Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia and here, Lambke and I discuss spacey basements in Toronto, bassoons, turning into Steven Lambke after being Baby Eagle and what that means, punk rock and sophisticated musical arrangements, when these songs were written and what they mean lying side by side, writing love songs in disguise, love and God, “Silence/Love,” poetry and prose and personal songs, expressing the lyrics and not one’s self, the world of the Dog Weather album, the relationship between the songs on Days of Heaven and the return of Constantines and the band’s new songs, talking to and about the Constantines, “we had an understanding only we could understand,” the Steven Lambke live band is often Daniel Romano’s live band, Mika Posen and Bob Dylan’s Desire, Tamara Lindeman’s arranging role on Days of Heaven, cities and dates, the song “Hummingbird,” and then silence.

Related links: youvechangedrecords.com vishkhanna.com

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