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Lady Lamb is the stage name of Aly Spaltro, an indie folk rock singer-songwriter from Maine, United States. She started out as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper in 2007 but shortened it to just Lady Lamb in 2015. She released a number of home recordings in her early days as a musician before recording professionally.


  • Ripely Pine (2013)
  • After (2015)
  • Tender Warriors Club EP (2016)
  • Even in the Tremor (2019)

Lady Lamb's work contains examples of:

  • Album Title Drop: From "The Nothing Part II": "That you may ripely pine in the mammoth nothing of the night..."
    • "Heaven herself, the tender warrior" from "Heaven Bent" on Tender Warriors Club.
  • Break-Up Song: "Bird Balloons".
  • Breather Episode: "Florence Berlin" and "Little Brother" are quieter moments placed between some of the most intense, rocking songs on Ripely Pine.
  • Cardiovascular Love: Her lyrics often use not just the heart, but blood and ribcages for love symbolism.
  • Careful with That Axe: Aly screams some of the lines in "Crane Your Neck". It's rather jarring if you're not expecting it.
  • Epic Rocking: "Bird Balloons", "You Are the Apple", "Crane Your Neck", and "Taxidermist Taxidermist" are all over 6 minutes.
  • Last Chorus Slow-Down: "Bird Balloons". Rather than end there, it goes back to normal speed for one last verse and then speeds up for the coda.
  • Longest Song Goes Last: Played straight on the first two albums. Inverted on the Tender Warriors Club EP, which closes with its shortest song, "Crater Lake", while the opener "Heaven Bent" is the second longest by a small margin.
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  • Lyrical Cold Open: "Violet Clementine", "Ten", "Milk Duds", "See You", etc.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: She can have rather dark lyrics for her upbeat or calm-sounding songs.
  • Non-Appearing Title: "Violet Clementine", "Penny Licks", "Florence Berlin", "Regarding Ascending the Stairs", "Atalaia", "Crater Lake" and about half of Even in the Tremor.
  • Precision F-Strike: "My hair got long, so I fucking cut it!" from "Bird Balloons".
  • Refrain from Assuming: Lady Lamb's song titles are rarely taken from the choruses of said songs, if they appear in the lyrics at all.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist
  • Something Completely Different: Tender Warriors Club is an acoustic EP with no additional musicians and stands in stark contrast to Lady Lamb's studio albums.
  • Textless Album Cover:
    • After, which only shows an image of people in a field with a mountain in the background.
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    • Even in the Tremor just shows Lady Lamb's face as she lies down with her head turned.
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change:
    • Inverted in "Violet Clementine", which goes down a semitone and later back to the original key.
    • Played straight in "Deep Love", which modulates upwards for the last chorus.


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