Jens Lekman – a member of the 9.0 club, on KEXP soon
Jens Lekman @ Triple Rock, Minneapolis – Nov 3, 2007 (CRED)
Jens Lekman to Pitchfork: Well, I really have to ask. First of all, thanks so much for the review. I was really very flattered about that. You know, I heard something about the “8.0 club” a long time ago. Oh You’re So Silent got 8.6. Everyone kept telling me, “Oh, you’re in the 8.0 club now,” which was kind of intriguing to me because it literally means that all these festivals and all these distributors want to have your record. It sort of puts wheels in motion.
And then when I got this review, I was like, “9.0? I wonder what that means.” The day after, my frequent flyer card was updated from ivory to silver. I just wanted to check if you had something to do with that. I was thinking, “Oh, the 9.0 club” [laughs].
Tune in to KEXP (part of the NPR Music network) right now – Jens is about to perform live in their studio. Jens recently played a bunch of NYC shows, and he has a few more North American tour dates left. For more Jens, check out the BrooklynVegan Mike interview from 2006.