Jens Lekman - An Argument With Myself EP

Night Falls Over Kortedala was back in 2007, which has deprived fans of their fill of Lekman for many years, but has given music writers many-a-hacky opportunity to say that he’s been “oh so silent” since. (Guilty.) There have been some bits of music and news, of course: a new song here (and here), a waltz-time summer mix there, with a case of swine flu to boot.

But now the previously reported five-track An Argument With Myself EP is nearly upon us, and today Jens released its title track, which has plenty of quick lyrics and bemused storytelling with Melbourne, Australia as its setting and is overall screaming (calmly, wittily) for a video with Chevy Chase. Have it:

An Argument With Myself is out 9/20 via Secretly Canadian. Jens may be coming to you, soon:

09/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ California Academy of Sciences
10/01 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia
10/03- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/05 – Washington DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Ethical Society
10/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/08 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Armory
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/14 – Nijmegen, NL @ The Vereniging
10/15 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Schumannsaal Düsseldorf
10/17 – London, UK @ Heaven
10/19 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
10/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern
10/24 – Köpenhamn, DK @ Jazzhouse
10/27 – Milano, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
10/29 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Comments (5)
  1. “fuck you, no YOU fuck you”

  2. ummmm, what happened jens? i’m not feeling this.

  3. even when i don’t love his music (but I often do), he’s still brilliant.

  4. Well, I wouldn’t be too worried about it if you don’t like this track – he said that this is a taste of “what is not to come” – that the EP will not reflect the new LP in a recent interview.

    But I love this anyway, so I’m especially not worried.

  5. Major Paul Simon vibe going on musically.

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