S**t Robot aka Marcus Lambkin will release his second album, We Got A Love on March 18th, 2014 on LP, CD and download via DFA Records. The nine-track album includes the killer recent singles, "Feels Real" and "We Got A Love." Recorded in Germany and New York, the album features an array of guests, including DFA's Nancy Whang, Museum of Love, and Luke Jenner - plus hip-house hero Lidell Townsell and Australian singer Holly Backler.
It wasn't, you'll be pleased to hear, a difficult second album. "It wasn't as tricky as I thought it was going to be," said Lambkin. "I think my first record was pretty special because there was a lot of lucky coincidences and a lot of being in the right place at the right time, so I didn't try to repeat it. I just tricked my brain into just making stuff and not trying to follow up the first."
The new album's guest list is as strong as 2010's debut, From The Cradle To The Rave, something that pleases Lambkin. "For the guests on the record, it's a mix of just reaching out to some people that I admire and thought might make a good collaboration."
"One of the greatest things about making this record was getting to work with Lidell Townsell. He's such a great and positive guy. I've been a big fan for the longest time. "Nu-Nu" was a huge record for me and all my friends back in '92. He doesn't usually sing on other people's records, so this was a huge honor for me."
"With Reggie (who appears on two LP cuts), I first met him at the farewell concert for LCD at MSG, so I knew he could sing, but I really didn't expect to get what he delivered. And I think he really delivered. The guy is a wizard."
"And then there are some friends that we've been talking about doing something together for a while like Luke and Pat and DJ (Museum Of Love.)"
The LP's distinctive artwork was created in collaboration with Irish graffiti artist, Maser. "I picked Maser for the artwork because i'm a big fan of his work, but also because he's Irish and he does a lot of great work in and for Dublin. His pieces are all over the city and they are always positive and a breath of fresh air for a city that's been going through some tough times."
The Robot has announced a string of DJ dates - including a US DJ tour - in support of the record, with further dates and additional live The S**t Robot Show dates to follow.
Upcoming DJ Shows:
12/31: Dublin, Ireland @ Sugar Club
01/18: Lisbon, Portugal @ Music Box
01/24: Freiburg, Germany @ Jackson Pollock
01/25: Munich, Germany @ Kong
01/31: Vienna, Austria @ Pratersauna
02.01: Berlin, Germany @ Panorama Bar
02.07 Brooklyn, NY @ SRB
02.08: Philadelphia, PA @ The Dolphin
02/15: Denver, CO @ Vinyl
03/14: Istanbul, Turkey @ Indigo
03/15: Athens, Greece @ Plixi
03/22: Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
03/05: Cornwall, UK @ The Masked Ball
'We Got A Love' tracklist:
1. The Secret (feat. Reggie Watts)
2. Dingbat (feat. Museum of Love)
3. Do That Dance (feat. Nancy Whang)
4. Do It (Right) (Feat Lidell Townsell)
5. Feels Real (Feat. Luke Jenner)
6. Space Race
7. Feels Like (Feat Holly Backler)
8. We Got a Love (feat. Reggie Watts)