Jens Lekman Premieres Video for “Erica America,” Announces U.S. Tour with Taken By Trees

Jens Lekman premiered his new video for “Erica America” earlier this morning on SPIN. Marc Hogan writes, “His head freshly shaved, his attire unusually dark and drab, the Swedish singer and songwriter brings the exquisite heartbreak of ‘Erica America’ to life beside a dingy, turquoise-hued freight elevator in the song’s starkly arresting new video.” You can watch the Marcus Soderlund directed video above. The first single off of Jens’s I Know What Love Isn’t, you can purchase “Erica America” today from Amazon and iTunes.

Not only do we have a new video, but Jens also announces a U.S., fall tour with newly-signed, Secretly Canadian artist Taken By Trees. See the full list of shows below! The tour comes just in time for the release of both artists’ new albums. Jens’s I Know What Love Isn’t is out September 4, while Victoria Bergsman, the woman behind Taken By Trees, releases Other Worlds on October 2. Watch the trailer for her new album HERE.

Tour Dates:
07/28/12 – Castelbasso, IT – Soundlabs Festival
09/10/12 – Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
09/11/12 – Arhus, DK – Train
09/12/12 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
09/13/12 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
09/14/12 – Malmo, SE – KB
09/15/12 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
09/17/12 – Stockholm, SE – Dramaten
09/19/12 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
09/20/12 – London, UK – Hackney Empire
09/21/12 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
09/23/12 – Paris, FR – Gaite Lyrique
09/24/12 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie
09/25/12 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli de Helling
09/26/12 – Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof
10/01/12 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater*
10/02/12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
10/04/12 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix*
10/05/12 – Montreal, QB – National*
10/06/12 – Boston, MA – Royale*
10/08/12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
10/11/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
10/12/12 – Washington, DC – 930 Club*
10/13/12 – Richmond, VA – National*
10/15/12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
10/16/12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety*
11/01/12 – Seattle, WA – Neptune*
11/02/12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
11/03/12 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater*
11/05/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium*
11/06/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre*
11/08/12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
11/09/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom*
11/12/12 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11/13/12 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
11/14/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*

* = w/ Taken By Trees

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

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Steven A. Clark
Brooklyn, NY - The FADER FORT Presented By Converse @ CMJ

The War On Drugs
Stockholm, SE - Munchen Brewery

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Early)

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Late)

Woman's Hour
Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloofbar

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