All the Internet buzz lately surrounding new music by one of my favorite Swedes Jens Lekman has been getting me pretty excited to hear the new album (Night Falls Over Kortedala - out October 9 on Secretly Canadian), and to see Jens again live. Now I'll have the chance again on October 27th @ Webster Hall - no tickets yet. Stream the first single on the new album 'Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo', HERE or HERE. All tour dates, and more album info, below...
JENS LEKMAN puts finishing touches on new record
We're proud to announce that Jens Lekman will be releasing his third album, Night Falls Over Kortedala on October 9, 2007. The first single from night Falls Over Kortedala will be the digital release of "Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo" available worldwide on July 31, 2007.Jens Lekman - 2007 Tour Dates
Jens arduously labored over the songs on Night Falls Over Kortedala over the last three years between relentless tours (which ranged from full blown 8-piece ensembles to just Jens alone with a ukelele at the mic). Kortedala refers to a neighborhood in Jens' hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, where his studio Koredala Beauty Center is located. It also refers to a vague musical pop sound with hints of tropicalia that has been coming out of Gothenburg's clubs over the last few years. Having more in common with Paul Simon's Graceland, Jens' latest is a response to more than an engagement in today's Kortedala music of his Swedish peers. An exercise in insularity, Night Falls Over Kortedala has achieved its specific sound not from going out but from Jens staying in and coming to grips with the sounds he had in his head, or as he said, "from the sound of my own voice reverberating off my home's old '50s brick walls, from the ghosts of everyone who's lived here before me clapping along with their little ecto-plasm hands. My record basically never leaves the 30 square meters that I live on until the very last song when i take a short bus ride to the countryside in 'Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo'."
FULL TRACK LIST:
"And I Remember Every Kiss"
"Sipping On the Sweet Nectar"
"The Opposite of Hallelujah"
"A Postcard to Nina"
"I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You"
"If I Could Cry (it would feel like this)"
"Your Arms Around Me"
"It Was a Strange Time in My Life"
"Kanske Är Jag Kär i Dig"
"Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo
08-13 Gothenburg, Sweden - Cafe Publik *
08-14 Varberg, Sweden - Majas *
08-17 Stockholm, Sweden - Tradgarden * (DJ set)
08-18 Arhus, Denmark - Pop Revo 07
08-20 Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholmsterassen !
08-24 Reykjavik, Iceland - Reyfi Festival
09-14 Bergen, Norway - Phonofestivalen
09-15 Olso, Norway - John Dee
09-16 Salisbury, England - End of the Road Festival
10-23 Bloomington, IN - Jake's
10-25 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10-26 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-27 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10-29 Boston, MA - Paradise
11-01 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
11-02 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
11-03 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
11-06 Seattle, WA - Nectar
11-07 Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
11-09 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
11-10 West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
* with Guy Blackman
! with Joel Gibb, Victoria Bergsman, Verity Sussman
(dates via PFork)
* more Jens Lekman