by Andrew Frisicano

Jeffrey Lewis @ Kidrockers - 2/8/09 (Maryanne Ventrice)
Jeff Lewis

New York's Jeffrey Lewis has been busy in the last year. (To see exactly how busy, check out Jeff's "A Year in Love and Music" entry on the NYT's Measure for Measure blog, to which he's been contributing.)

Jeff's four-date tour with Dufus finishes this Saturday, March 14th in Brooklyn at Pete's Candy Store with a CD release show for Dufus's new record, In Monstrous Attitude (samples at link). In May/April, Dufus will head out on a European tour (dates below). The Dufus album features comic art by Jeffrey Lewis, who is releasing his own new album (as full-band Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard) 'Em Are I on April 20th (UK/Europe) and May 19th (US), both on Rough Trade Records.

Jeffrey recently put his drawing talents to use (as he does in his comics and elsewhere) in a new video for the song "To Be Objectified" (which appears on the upcoming album). The video was created with Jack Ferry and $99 Music Videos - a site that challenges musicians to make a video for that sum with a set of bare-bones criteria. Watch it, and the making of it, below.

Jeff will tour Europe March-May with a solo/full-band tour that eventually reaches New York's Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, May 20th (tix on sale now) - a venue featured prominently in Lewis's "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror," video below.

Next Thursday (3/19), Jeff will give a lecture on Watchmen (the topic of his college thesis) at midtown comic spot Jim Hanley's Universe. "It should be stressed that it's for people who have read the book, not for people interested in it looking for some kind of introduction... he'll be revealing too many spoilers!." Jeff gave a similar lecture in Portland, OR, and London earlier this year.

All tour dates, Jeff's "A Quick Biography of Barack Obama," and the above-mentioned videos, below...

Jeffrey Lewis & and the Junkyard - "To Be Objectified"

Jeffrey Lewis & and the Junkyard - "To Be Objectified" making-of

A Quick Biography of Barack Obama by Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis - "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror"

Jeffrey Lewis solo - 2009 Tour Dates
Fri March 13th - No Radio Records - Ithaca, NY $
Sat March 14th - Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn $
Sun March 15th - Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Tues March 24th - Canberra - Tilleys Cafe *
Wed March 25th - Launceton- The Hub *
Thurs March 26th - Hobart -The Republic *
Fri March 27th - Sydney - Petersham Town Hall *
Sat March 28th - Brisbane - The Old Museum *
Sunday March 29th - Pomona - The Majestic Theatre *
Thurs April 2nd - Armidale - The Armidale Club *
Fri April 3rd - Newcastle - The Gallipoli Legions Club *
Sat April 4th - Nowra - The Tea Club Cafe *
Mon April 6th - Katoomba - Claredon Guesthouse *
Thurs April 9th - Albury - Sodens *
Fri April 10th - Melbourne - The Thornbury Theatre *
Sat April 11th - Adelaide - Jive Bar *
Sun April 12th - Freemantle - Mojos *
Mon April 13th - Perth - TBC *
$ w/ Dufus
* all dates opening for Darren Hanlon

Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 2009 Tour Dates
April 22nd - Hull -The Adelphi
April 23rd - London -The Scala
April 24th - Cambridge -The Soul Tree
April 25th - Coventry -The Tin Angel
April 26th - Cardiff -Clwb Ifor Bach
April 27th - Bristol -The Thekla
April 28th - Cork, Ireland -Crane Lane
April 29th - Dublin, Ireland -Crawdaddy
April 30th - Belfast, Ireland -Black Box
May 1st - Glasgow -Hinterland Festival
May 2nd - TBC-
May 3rd - TBC -
May 4th - Newcastle -The Cluny
May 5th - Manchester -Academy 3
May 6th - Liverpool -Barfly
May 7th - Birmingham -Academy 2
May 8th/9th - Somerset, UK - All Tomorrow's Parties Festival UK
May 10th - Paris, France - La Maroquinnerie #
May 20th - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
# w/ Xiu Xiu and Casiotone For the Painfully Alone

Dufus - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 16 @ Walpodenakademie, Mainz, DE
Mar 17 @ Franzis, Wetzlar, DE
Mar 18 @ The Siebener Club, Mannheim, DE
Mar 19 @ Kiosk Royal, Hannover, DE
Mar 20 @ Bewley's Theater, Dublin, IE
Mar 21 @ Pine Lodge, Cork, IE
Mar 22 @ Crane Lake Theater, Cork, IE
Mar 23 @ Windmill, Brixton, London, UK
Mar 24 @ Lemang, Cologne, DE
Mar 25 @ Stall 6, Zurich, CH
Mar 26 @ Le Quentin, Dijon, FR
Mar 27 @ Salle Polyvalente, Donzac, FR
Mar 28 @ TBA, Pisa, IT
Mar 29 @ Zuni, Ferrarra, IT
Mar 30 @ TBA, Arrezzo, IT
Apr 1 @ Fluc, Wien, AT
Apr 2 @ Feinspeiserei, Munich, DE
Apr 3 @ PMK, Innsbruck, AT
Apr 4 @ Kino, Ebensee, AT
Apr 5 @ Tab Tab Musicclub, Schaffhausen, CH
Apr 6 @ TBA, Berlin, DE

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