JENS LEKMAN

Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide-open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world's great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them newfound buoyancy. Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) to his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala, and 2012's touchingly personal I Know What Love Isn't, Lekman has made hopeless romantics of us all. In a musical language that has roots in the work of Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson and Modern Lovers, Lekman's songs serve as a reminder to look closer at the world around us, to appreciate the beauty when it's both in and out of context; at its most heartbreaking, its most loving, and its most absurd.

LSTN // Jens Lekman Releases Brand New Song – “Olivia & Maddy”

Jens Lekman has a brand new song for your listening pleasure. Tis no ordinary song; the backstory to this diddy is quite the tale. During Hurricane Sandy last November, Jens Lekman’s pianist, Jonas, was stuck in New York City with no way of getting to the West Coast to resume touring. Jens reached out to the world, asking if anyone could help get Jonas to Boston, where he could catch a flight. Two girls, Oliva and Maddy (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU), ended up driving Jonas to Boston and in return for their kindness, Jens said he would write them a song! He’s made good on his promise and shared his new track, “Olivia & Maddy” – listen below! Read more about this heart-warming act on Jens’s blog, Small Talk.

LISTEN TO “OLIVIA & MADDY”

Jens Lekman kicks off his Australian tour on February 14 at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. You can see all his dates HERE.

Fun Friday // Jens Lekman & Victoria Bergsman Cover Neil Young’s “Lotta Love” Live at The Fonda

It’s Friday! What could make this day any better other than Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees’ Victoria Bergsman covering Neil Young’s “Lotta Love”? Wish no more! Victoria joined Jens and his band on stage this past Tuesday at LA’s Fonda Theatre for a delightful rendition. Enjoy above!

Jens and Taken By Trees continue their tour together. They play Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom tonight and head to Texas this weekend. You’ll find all their dates HERE.

WATCH via The Fader // Jens Lekman Live at Grand Street Bakery


Jens Lekman recently spent some time in New York City, playing a show at Terminal 5 and stopping in at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a performance. The Fader caught up with Jens at Grand Street Bakery for a wonderful two-song set! Watch “I Know What Love Isn’t” and “Some Dandruff on Your Shoulder” above. Both songs are off Jens’ new album, I Know What Love Isn’t.

Jens’ and Taken By Trees play Seattle’s Neptune tonight! See all their upcoming tour dates HERE.

WATCH // Jens Lekman Performs Live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Jens Lekman and his wonderful band took the stage at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for their US television performance debut! Playing the title-track to his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t, Jens couldn’t be more wonderful. Watch above! You can order your own copy of I Know What Love Isn’t from SC Distribution!

See Jens on tour with Taken By Trees! Full list of dates HERE!

AUDIO

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Jens Lekman

TOUR DATES

04/29/14
Uddevall, SE - Kajkanten, Bohuslans Museum

04/30/14
Alingsas, SE - Nolbygards Ekobageri

05/01/14
Trollhattan, SE - Mejeriet

05/02/14
Vanersborg, SE - Cafe Mic

07/18/14
Isle of Eigg, UK - Howlin Fling Festival

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

US
Ryan Craven
Windish Agency
e: ryan@windishagency.com
p: (773) 489-3500

EUROPE
Robin Sumpton, Lugerinc AB
Box 4276, 102 66, Stockholm, Sweden
shipping/visit: Bondegatan 21, 116 33 Stockholm
office: 46 (0)8 578 679 00
direct: 46 (0)8 578 679 02
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