Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19 release date for "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon." According to the lab

Nashville country-soul collective Lambchop has set a Feb. 19 release date for "Is a Woman," the group's sixth Merge album and the follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Nixon." According to the label, the album -- produced by frontman Kurt Wagner and guitarist Mark Nevers -- finds Lambchop's lush sound stripped down to a more intimate level.

The group will hit the road in February for an extensive North American tour in support of the album, with ex-Clean principal David Kilgour in tow. Though those dates have not yet been set, Lambchop has seven U.K. gigs already on the calendar for May.

Speaking to Billboard.com in September about the new album, multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Marx said the instrumental makeup would be different this time around. "I played a lot of trumpet on the last couple of records, but there's virtually no trumpet at all on this record," he said. "There's a lot more guitar and piano. The soulful vibe is still there, certainly, but it's less obvious, more subtle."

A 16-track rarities compilation, "Tools in the Dryer," was released in September on Merge.

Here are Lambchop's tour dates:

May 3: Coventry, England (Warwick Arts Centre)
May 4: Manchester, England (Bridgewater Hall)
May 7: London (Royal Albert Hall)
May 9: Cambridge, England (Corn Exchange)
May 10: York, England (Grand Opera House)
May 14: Newcastle, England (Newcastle Opera House)
May 17: Dublin (Olympia Theatre)