Posted in music | tour dates on May 8, 2012

Jens Lekman

Five shows is now six. Jens Lekman, of Montreal, The Thermals and Beach Fossils performing an all-ages show at the new Williamsburg Park on Friday, June 15. It's what surely will be the headlining event at the 2012 Northside Festival. Entry is free on a first-come, first-served basis for Northside badge-holders, though there is no guarantee of admission if badge capacity is filled. If you don't want to take your chances with getting in with a badge, tickets ($33.50) go on sale Friday, May 11 at noon.

It's been five years since Jens Lekman's last album, Night Falls Over Kortedala. When are we getting something new? Jens' latest online missive:

The topic for the month of May is : Coffee

When people ask me about my production rate the last five years I sometimes say "Well you can't pour manure in an espresso machine and expect a cappucino to come out". By which I mean that some things you just go through, you don't write about them or make art out of them.

But then my friend informed me that the worlds finest and most expensive coffee is made out of the shit from a small civet. So that backfired on me.

But I've grinded these beans for you now and I finished the last mixes last night. I just have some mastering to do and some design to finish. Two-three different bands to rehearse with for the tours. Three videos to make. A million interviews to sit through. A few months to let the distributors and labels set up their plans. A summer of being worried about what you're going to think of the album. And then it will be out.

How do you take it? Milk? Sugar?

Jens did release an EP at the end of 2011 though.

The 2012 Northside Festival happens June 14 - 17 at most of the venues in Williamsburg / Greenpoint. Badges are on sale now.

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Comments (30)

Full band or solo?? Weird amazing show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:51 PM

this festival and cmj need to stop existing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:53 PM

Trendies with scarves are salivating everywhere. Any more hot metal dudes posts and we may need to build a damn to contain the excess of disgusting PBR tainted hipster drool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:57 PM

^ What time is your shift at the St. Vitus glory hole tonight? You must be a proud young man, all the sausages love your nights.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:07 PM

Northside is weak this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:11 PM

Northside is a week this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:20 PM

jens is so awesome. show at music hall in the fall was fucking great. dont know if i wanna sit thru of montreal thooooo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:25 PM

word on the street is that northside tried to get sum 41 to headline.

didn't work out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:33 PM

1:07: Like a mouse to cheese and like Jefferson Keane to O'Reily's trap, you wind up outing yourself here. You also sound like you need a personality. That last sentence was awkward as you trying to shack up with Bradford Cocks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:35 PM

12:53 ftw, couldn't agree more

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:36 PM

How do you take it? Milk? Sugar?

How do you take it? Milk? Sugar?

How do you take it? Milk? Sugar?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:56 PM

What is it that you would prefer, 12:53 and 1:36? Have you managed to curate your own music festival with a great lineup of acts that allows people to pick and choose more intimate ticketed shows and free parties at different venues throughout NYC rather than dumping 10,000 in Randall's Island or a park in New Jersey? No? Well, then shut the fuck up. I, for one, thought Northside was really fun last year. Stay at home you fucking curmudgeons.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 1:56 PM

R.I.P., 12:53 :(

Super-sad to hear that you've just killed yourself

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:02 PM

1:35 Ah you never disappoint, you trained monkey. It's not even a challenge, I guess Pavlov was right. And interesting you talk about "outing" - is that what happened to you when mommy came in your room to see daddy doing those filthy, unmentionable things to you? True you are a moron, but even I would not have had you spend your 9th birthday in such a way as that. It's easy to understand why you harbor such rage towards your father, but you will still be better off just coming out yourself. It's OK, you may find us all understanding of your homosexuality.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:03 PM

203, what in the world are you talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:12 PM

As long as Northside doesn't announce Friends as a headliner any time soon I'll probably spring for a badge.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:20 PM

1:56...Buying an overpriced pass to a corporate festival that doesn't guarantee entry to shows. No thanks... This is NYC, we don't ATT sponsored "fests".

Posted by 12:38 | May 8, 2012 2:35 PM

Don't worry about 2:03 there, 2:12. The HIV hath scrambled his brain. Oh, that misadventure on Christopher Street!

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:46 PM

YAWN! There, i said it and i'll say it again!!! YAWN!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:18 PM

Despite the ever-increasing price of the thing, the Northside Badge is still a decent deal, if not still a mega-value. The CMJ Badge is not (and probably not just the 'show pass' either) but it is still great to have all the CMJ shows in town to choose from. I like shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:22 PM

Jens Lekman just sent out an email to those of us nerdy enough to be on his email list:

"Hi!

June 14
Brooklyn
New York
McCarren Park
Northside Festival
+ Of Montreal + The Thermals
Tickets on sale this Friday at noon"

Is he just confused, or are there two shows?

Posted by Kristina | May 8, 2012 3:26 PM

Trendies with low-self esteem pretending to act like they matter.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:26 PM

One show. Confused.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:31 PM

To be fair, he did mention McCarren Park specifically... I guess I shouldn't be *too* hopeful.

Posted by Kristina | May 8, 2012 3:38 PM

T5 >>>>>>>>>>> McCarren Park


suck it......

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:47 PM

Does anyone talk about the topic anymore, Strange times we are living in

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 4:11 AM

^ No, we are all humping german websites. Nice to see you joining in, Anonymous.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 7:55 AM

he sent out a correction email, but still called it McCarren park ha. let's guilt him into playing solo at McCarren

Sorry, the last email had the wrong date, it's the 15th!

And the link won't work until friday 12pm.

Correct info:

June 15
​Brooklyn
New York
McCarren Park
Northside Festival
​ + Of Montreal + The Thermals
Tickets on sale this friday at 12pm

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 2:59 PM

Does anyone talk about the topic anymore, Strange times we are living in

Posted by park | May 12, 2012 8:18 AM

jek is super cool.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 4:09 PM

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