Four years after “Oh (Ohio)” comes Lambchop’s new LP, already the eleventh in the long career of these alt-country heroes led by Kurt Wagner. Merge Records and City Slang will be the ones to put the album in American and European shops, respectively, on the 21st of this month. If you don’t want to wait an entire week to enjoy “Mr. M,” NPR offers you a lovely plan to start this Tuesday: you can listen to it from beginning to end in streaming. The album is said to be a collection of meditations on love and loss (at times it seems as if Wagner wanted to accept the suicide of his great friend Vic Chesnutt once and for all) and the waste of existence. You can expect, as usual, slight touches of distortion and dissonance spaced out through exuberant arrangements that at times bring this material close to chamber pop. A songbook somewhere between phantasmagoric and tortured, but also warm. You can get there by following this link .