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Watch Jens Lekman Debut A New Song Live

Last week, Swedish indie-pop wonder Jens Lekman played Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and played a new song, one he didn’t deign to name. It’s a characteristically sparkly number that opens with the line “I’m a 42-year-old woman, 6’1″ with a wooden leg” and he played it as a spirited duet between acoustic guitar and drums. Someone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Stream Jens Lekman An Argument With Myself EP

The Swedish indie-pop truth-teller Jens Lekman has been quiet in the game for altogether too long, and now he’s finally just about ready to release his new EP An Argument With Myself, his follow-up to the 2007 album Night Falls On Kortedala. We’ve already posted the title track, and now the entire EP is streaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Jens Lekman – “An Argument With Myself”

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 4, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Jens Lekman Argument With Myself EP Info

Jens Lekman has a five-song EP called An Argument With Myself due out in September. Lekman describes it as “a little taste of what’s not to come.” Some words from the label and the tracklist:… More »

By: brandon / July 20, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Jens Lekman – “Cowboy Boots”

Jens Lekman’s premiered a soft-spoken new track “Cowboy Boots” via comedian/Secretly Canadian signee Tig Notaro’s podcast “Professor Blastoff.” Take a listen:… More »

By: brandon / June 6, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Watch Jens Lekman Perform New Songs At Read And Shout

Jens Lekman was the headliner at the Read and Shout Festival. It was an event created by librarian Matt Stead to raise awareness of the massive library closings across the UK. Lekman debuted played two new songs and according to blog The Line Of Best Fit, he revealed the stories behind each one. The first,… More »

By: jessica / March 22, 2011 - 10:10 am

Jens Lekman As Kraftwerk Sings Haddaway As Jen Lekman (And Henrik Ibsen) On Australian … Just Watch It

After reminding us “The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love” (aka the summer is best experienced in 3/4 time), Lekman appeared on the Australian game show Spicks And Specks dressed like Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider (or Gary Numan’s Swedish cousin) to sing lines from Hedda Gabler set to the tunes of Haddaway’s “What I… More »

By: brandon / August 25, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Jens Lekman – “The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love”

Nice to see swine flu hasn’t roughed up the smooth, lacquered baritone of Mr. Lekman. Just a bit after giving us some Summer In 3/4 Time, though still without full word on an album to kill the anticipation, Jens drops a new single titled, typically lyrically, “The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love.” He… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Jens Lekman’s Waltz Time Summer Mix

Yep, it’s summer. You know it is because of how everybody’s losing power in Brooklyn and because of how everybody’s making summer mixes. There’s Cruel Summer, there’s the morning benders’ ode to heat culture via Arthur Russell and Avalanches and a Donuts-dipping Joanna Newsom cover, and now there’s something from Jens Lekman, who’s been oh… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2010 - 5:52 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Jens Lekman Agrees To Whip It

Combine a hobbyistic niche extreme sport, Kristen Wiig, and an indie rock soundtrack featuring roller derby enthusiasts like the Breeders and you have a movie that could be a lot of fun. Whip It stars Ellen Page (Ghost Cat) and was directed by Drew Barrymore. Who doesn’t like Drew Barrymore? Not Jens Lekman. She flew… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 10, 2009 - 5:25 pm

Jens Lekman Has Swine Flu

And realized he had it while on a plane :( Read the obviously well written and sad tale at his site. (Thanks for the tip, inkiostro.) Get well soon, Jens! More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2009 - 11:17 am

Jens Lekman @ The Echo, Los Angeles 5/27/09

We haven’t seen a solo headliner from Mr. Indie Rock Class of ’07 since, well, sometime in ’07. I think the word “wit” was used like 50 times then, and two more years means two more years for Jens to get more charming. You can tell by the airplane motions in Andrew Youssef’s photos that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2009 - 9:33 am

Stream Shins, Bright Eyes, National Covering Merge Classics

Merge Records turns 20 this year and the celebration is well underway. Last week we told you about the five-day summer fest in North Carolina with Superchunk, Spoon, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Destroyer, and others. If that’s a party you can’t attend, there are some birthday souvenirs you can enjoy without leaving home. Namely 20More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2009 - 1:55 am

Jens Lekman Sings “Black Cab” In A Black Cab

Well, this is it. For any Jens fan who also reads blogs that post about the Black Cab Sessions, getting Jens to croon this tune for the series was always to be the apex of punny possibilities. We couldn’t resist mentioning it when Death Cab played for Black Cab, and according to the note that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 20, 2008 - 9:18 am

Coachella: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had to follow Les Savy Fav yesterday. Under intensely blazing Indio heat, Harrington and his hockey blogging art-punkers set the bar high for hijinx and outright spectacle right from the go,… More »

By: brandon / April 26, 2008 - 2:29 pm

SXSW: Thursday Featured Showcases

Dinner time in Austin, time to munch tacos and figure the night sched. As the picture suggests, tonight’s the night for Jens Lekman fans: y’all have two chances to catch the Swedish troubadour (Emo’s at 8PM, Mohawk at midnight). For those looking for relatively veteran greats, the only choice is Yo La Tengo and My… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2008 - 11:54 pm

New Jens Lekman – “I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You (Spoolwork Remix)”

Secretly Canadian-signed songwriter Dave Fischoff, whose solo material draws upon the likes of Beach Boys and Burt Bacharach, wrote this weekend to inform us of a new project he’s launched in an effort to work more collaboratively, as remixer and going by the name Spoolwork. His first commission is an auspicious one, working with the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2008 - 11:17 am

Jens Plays An Empty Bar And Outside A Hotel

Yesterday we mentioned Take-Away founder Vincent Moon in reference to his R.E.M. project, but today it’s Jens Lekman who’s on the otherside of La Blogothèque’s cameras, strutting his Mr. Indie Rock stuff in Portland, Oregon. Though, actually, Vincent didn’t shoot this one — it was captured by the mysterious “One Shot Seattle.” Take a look… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2008 - 11:01 am

Winners Of The 2007 Gummy Awards

Finally, a list you’ll hopefully enjoy — after all, you made it. This year’s Gummy voters came out in record numbers, meaning more statistically sound results than ever (the album rankings surer, the hotties hotter). But before we get to the results for best video, best live act, and most overblogged, we’d like… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2007 - 10:13 am