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LISTEN // Jens Lekman Shares ‘WWJD’ Mixtape Featuring Three Unreleased Songs

SC artist Jens Lekman is back with a special mixtape of his favorite tunes plus three never before heard tracks “WWJD”, “I Remember”, and “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Jens offers the story behind the mix tape in his own words below.

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While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for “What Would Jens Do?”. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

“WWJD” is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” and “I Remember” they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly,
Jens Lekman

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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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Jens Lekman Remixes Shout Out Louds’ “14th of July,” Tours Select Dates in Europe

Swedish indie pop powers unite for a fantastic new bit of music which put Secretly Canadian artist Jens Lekman to the task of remixing the Shout Out Louds‘ song “14th of July”. The Line Of Best Fit brings us the exclusive remix just in time for the Shout Out Louds’ headlining concert at XOYO in London tomorrow night. Jens takes the already danceable original and adds the his trademark light and playful touch to elevate into a great, slightly funky Summer jam.

Additionally, Jens Lekman will be playing select European dates starting the end of June until the beginning of July with all the dates listed below!

TOUR DATES
PORTUGAL – June 28 – Lisbon – Lux Club
SWEDEN – July 23 – Orust – Slussens Pensionat
POLAND – Aug 3 – Katowice – Off Festival
SWEDEN – Aug 31 – Stockholm – Popaganda
UK – Sept 1 – Dorset – End of the Road

WATCH // Jens Lekman Performs Live on Swedish TV Show


The ever-charming Jens Lekman recently performed on the Swedish television show Pa Sparet (or On the Track). The set includes two covers: “The Rose” and “Little Blue Bird.” Watch both songs above!

WATCH // Jen Lekman Performs Live on The Morning Show

Jens Lekman stopped by Australia’s Morning Show to perform the title-track from 2012′s I Know What Love Isn’t! Joined by his touring pianist and violinist, Jens delivers another wonderful performance. Watch HERE.

Jens has four Australian dates scheduled for this week; the first being a sold out show at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Valentine’s Day. You’ll find the full schedule below.

 
TOUR DATES:
02/14/13 Sydney, AU – Oxford Art Factory
02/15/13 Melbourne, AU – The Garden Party
02/16/13 Brisbane, AU – The Zoo
02/18/13 Perth, AU – Perth International Arts Festival

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

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Here We Go Magic
Winstom-Salem, NC - Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival - FREE SHOW

The War On Drugs
Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre  w/ Califone

See all upcoming shows