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.

LATE NIGHT TV TAKEOVER: Jens Lekman & Tig Notaro

Jens Lekman and Tig Notaro are taking over the NBC airwaves tonight! Yep, you read correctly. Jens Lekman makes his US television performance debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He’ll be accompanied by some heavy hitters, as Pete Townshend and Christopher Walken are the night’s guests! Continue watching – Tig Notaro continues her media storm with an appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly. Milo Greene and Deepak & Gotham Chopra round out the forthcoming episode!

Both Secretly Canadian artists have new albums out! You can pick up Jens’ I Know What Love Isn’t at SC Distribution and Tig’s LIVE exclusively via Louis C.K.’s website!

Check back tomorrow! We’ll post footage from both shows!

WATCH // Jens Lekman – “Become Someone Else’s,” Plus Custom Moleskine Notebook and Upcoming Fallon Performance

If you’ve felt like you needed a bit more Jens Lekman in your life, today is officially your day. Here’s a brand new video for “Become Someone Else’s” from his recently released album I Know What Love Isn’t. Directed by Marcus Soderland, the video follows a baseball-capped Jens through Denmark’s Raberg Mile dunes, the same location where the album art was shot. “Life’s too good to become someone else’s,” sings Jens. Enjoy the video above or at Pitchfork // Disco Naivete! Read the rest of this entry »

CONTEST GIVEAWAY: Taken By Trees – ‘Other Worlds’ Signed Test Pressing, Wild & Free Flower Crown

Secretly Canadian and Wild & Free have partnered up to bring you the best of giveaways! In celebration of Taken By Trees new album, Other Worlds, we’re giving away a test pressing, signed by Victoria Bergsman herself! In addition to the record, the amazing Wild & Free Etsy shop is giving away a gorgeous flower crown! It’s impossible to look at the handmade, floral creation and not think of Taken By Trees’ “Dreams” video. The contest ends Friday, October 5 and a winner will be notified via email! Details on contest entry below!

Taken By Trees’ Other Worlds is out next Tuesday, October 2! Victoria and the gang kick off their tour with Jens Lekman on Monday, October 1! Full list of dates HERE!

HOW TO ENTER CONTEST >>>
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STREAM // Taken By Trees – ‘Other Worlds’ a Week Before Release


Taken By Trees’ new album, Other Worlds, isn’t out until next Tuesday, but you can listen to each and every track a week early! Calling the album “anything but expected and surprisingly original,” Fader just posted all 12 songs >>> check out the Youtube album playlist or click image above. Pre-order Other Worlds at SC Distribution – gorgeous, lavender tide vinyl still available.

KCRW named “In Other Words” their top-tune. Download now.

Check out Victoria in Work Magazine. Find out what butter-lemony and R. Kelly’s Double Up really mean to the new Los Angeles resident >>> VICTORIA BERGSMAN: CORNERED.

For our last bit of fun, Taken By Trees venture out on tour this week, kicking things off with a record-release show at Bootleg Bar on Wednesday, September 26! Victoria will then join Jens Lekman for dates across the US! Full schedule HERE.

AUDIO

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Jens Lekman

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