After the 2009 overdose of his close friend and collaborator Vic Chesnutt, Kurt Wagner says, “I didn’t reall know how to go about doing the music part of [Lambchop] anymore … It took me a while to get my head around the idea of making music without knowing that he was there.” So, Wagner headed into his art studio and began work on a collection of 20 black-and-white portraits of young men in formalwear, entitled Beautillion Militaire 2000. It wasn’t until their completion that Wagner could wrap his head around songwriting again. In a series of 11 videos directed by Zach Spiger and edited by Devin DiMattia, Wagner expounds on Mr. M (Merge), the process and the songs. MAGNET is proud to premiere all of the videos as part of Lambchop’s guest-editing week. Check out our recent feature on the band.