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The appeal of Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman has often been described in terms of his apparent lack of appeal. His signature baritone is slightly nasal and far from classically accomplished, and his arrangements borrow recklessly from 20th century pop — both canonized and disreputable. In any given Jens Lekman song, you’re as likely to hear… More »

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Progress Report: Lekman chats about his long-awaited new record, I Know What Love Isn’t.

It’s been five long years since Swedish charmer Jens Lekman put out a record, but this fall he finally returns with I Know What Love Isn’t, an aptly-titled breakup record in the classic tradition. O… More »

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 »

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Jens Lekman Gets Nominated For Grammys, Sings Solo

You read it right: Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman is getting some Grammy love! You probably missed his name on yesterday's nomination list because, it wasn't…
Stereogum | December 7, 2007 - 3:23 pm
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Jens Lekman @ Webster Hall, NYC 10/27/07

"So I am Jens Lekman, and you are New York City. It's nice to meet you." From the start of Saturday night's set…
Stereogum | October 29, 2007 - 7:02 pm
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Jens Lekman Covers Paul Simon

Jens Lekman dropped by WNYC to chat with Soundcheck host John Schaffer and strip his "Burt Bacharach meets Donna Summer" sound for a solo acoustic…
Stereogum | October 19, 2007 - 1:33 pm
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Jens Lekman Covers Arthur Russell

Cello-wielding one-man disco Arthur Russell has received an amazing amount of indie-realm (and otherwise) attention these past years, long after his AIDS-related death in 1992,…
Stereogum | October 5, 2007 - 9:36 am
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New Jens Lekman Video – “Sipping On Sweet Nectar”

This charming man, he's got a way with his words. Jens's Night Falls Over Kortedala ode to his remembrance of things past is paired with…
Stereogum | September 21, 2007 - 9:31 am
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New Jens Lekman Live Video – “The Opposite Of Hallelujah”

We've been upfront about our love for Jens Lekman's Night Falls Over Kortedala, so we were more than happy to stumble upon a video of…
Stereogum | September 7, 2007 - 4:10 pm
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Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala

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Stereogum | September 5, 2007 - 2:49 pm

Kanye And Jens Lekman Learn To Love The Dan

Epistles of love for the Dan are nothing new to these parts, so quite obviously the Becker/Fagan freaks 'n' geeks in us perked up upo…
Stereogum | August 20, 2007 - 10:09 am
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Premature Evaluation: Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala

Jens Lekman's pretty deft at making folks weak in the knees with his charming blog tales and soulful, smart (and often silly) Swedish croon. O…
Stereogum | August 17, 2007 - 4:42 pm
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New Jens Lekman – “The Opposite Of Hallelujah”

You've been around Jens's not-so-silent stylings long enough to know how he works: deft wordplay, wry wit, dressing his misery in breezy throwback pop. The…
Stereogum | August 14, 2007 - 12:36 pm
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New Jens Lekman – “Friday Night At The Drive In Bingo” (And Night Falls Over Kortedala Album Art)

“Gonna gather up a few of my friends,” sings Jens Lekman on the first single from the forthcoming Night Falls Over Kortedala, which is just…
Stereogum | July 25, 2007 - 6:28 pm
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2006 - 1:45 am
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Jens Lekman’s Department Of Forgotten Songs

Jens Lekman’s Department of Forgotten Songs is “a repository of demos, unreleased and hard-to-find material beloved by friends, fans and everyone at Secretly Canadian.” A…
Stereogum | December 22, 2004 - 9:22 am
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I Hear He’s Big In Scandinavia

Catbirdseat points us to an MP3 from the new Jens Lekman EP. Jens Lekman – “You Are The Light” Recommended if you like Stephin Merrit…
Stereogum | August 18, 2004 - 1:19 pm
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