JENS LEKMAN puts finishing touches on new record

We’re proud to announce that Jens Lekman will be releasing his third album, Night Falls Over Kortedala on October 9, 2007. The first single from night Falls Over Kortedala will be the digital release of “Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo” available worldwide on July 31, 2007. You may also – at this very moment – stream it here.

Jens arduously labored over the songs on Night Falls Over Kortedala over the last three years between relentless tours (which ranged from full blown 8-piece ensembles to just Jens alone with a ukelele at the mic). Kortedala refers to a neighborhood in Jens’ hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, where his studio Koredala Beauty Center is located. It also refers to a vague musical pop sound with hints of tropicalia that has been coming out of Gothenburg’s clubs over the last few years. Having more in common with Paul Simon’s Graceland, Jens’ latest is a response to more than an engagement in today’s Kortedala music of his Swedish peers. An exercise in insularity, Night Falls Over Kortedala has achieved its specific sound not from going out but from Jens staying in and coming to grips with the sounds he had in his head, or as he said, “from the sound of my own voice reverberating off my home’s old ’50s brick walls, from the ghosts of everyone who’s lived here before me clapping along with their little ecto-plasm hands. My record basically never leaves the 30 square meters that I live on until the very last song when i take a short bus ride to the countryside in ‘Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo’.”

FULL TRACK LIST:

“And I Remember Every Kiss”
“Sipping On the Sweet Nectar”
“The Opposite of Hallelujah”
“A Postcard to Nina”
“Into Eternity”
“I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You”
“If I Could Cry (it would feel like this)”
“Your Arms Around Me”
“Shirin”
“It Was a Strange Time in My Life”
“Kanske Är Jag Kär i Dig”
“Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo”

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

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