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

Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

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Everybody by Gardens & Villa

Can't Have by Steven A. Clark

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

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The Lonely Roller
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