Lambchop makes the Squidbillies theme song their sons of bitches. The new episode featuring their creation will air tonight, Sunday, August 5, at 12:15 a.m. Eastern/Pacific, 11:15 pm Central.
From Pitchfork: “Lambchop will follow in the footsteps of artists like Will Oldham, Drive-By Truckers, and Band of Horses by working with the Adult Swim show “Squidbillies“, which tells the story of a bunch of squids-as-hicks living in the Appalachians.”
From the Nashville Scene: “You know, I’ve always thought that Kurt Wagner (lead man in Nashville’s own legendary alt-country act, Lambchop) and Early Cuyler (lead man in Adult Swim’s animated program about anthropomorphized hillbilly squids, Squidbillies) share a vaguely similar hat style. Also, did you know that Stuart Daniel Baker — known a bit better, especially around these parts, as psychobilly performer Unknown Hinson — does the voice of Early? Kind of neat. But here’s something especially neat: Lambchop recently recorded their own version of the Squidbillies theme, and it will air Aug. 5 along with this week’s episode…As it happens, Widespread Panic, Soilent Green and Yelawolf have also done renditions of the theme, and legendary outlaw country icon Billy Joe Shaver did the original.”