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Jens Lekman- Live in LA, Singing about Kirsten Dunst

Earlier this week Jens Lekman shared some new material at his show at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. Included, and captured in the video above is a new song titled “Waiting for Kirsten” In this song Jens sings of his failed attempts to meet Kirsten Dunst at last year’s Way Out West Festival in his hometown of Gothenborg, Sweden; after she publicly stated that she is a fan. As Jens heads out to a club only to find out later that Dunst was turned away at the door Jens sings “In Gothenburg we don’t have VIP lines/ In Gothenburg we don’t care who you are/ The VIP lines aren’t to clubs/ but to health care, apartments, and jobs.” Jens’ wonderful way of crafting a story is in full effect here, signs of good things to come. You can check out more videos from Jens’ LA performance over at Rawk Blog. Jens Lekman plays two sold out shows in Brooklyn this week, Thursday and Friday at the Green Union Building.

Jens Lekman Announces New Shows

jenslake1(photo by Julien Bourgeois)

Jens Lekman took up residency at The Empty Bottle in Chicago this past January and made welcoming in the New Year a warmer kinder experience. Since then Jens has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Phillipines, mainland Europe and the UK, but not until now has he returned to the States.

You can find Jens performing solo in Los Angeles December 4 at the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel (8440 Sunset Blvd.) at 8pm, as part of the Mondrian’s new concert series that will also feature performances by Glasser, Warpaint, Yacht, and Peter from Peter, Bjorn, and John among others. To reserve a spot at this show, RSVP at skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com.

Jens will be in Brooklyn December 10 performing at the Green Building on Union (450 Union St.), doors at 8pm and show at 9:30pm. This will also be a solo show. Expect some surprises including new material. Lekman himself says “It will be special and maybe we can have one of those house parties afterwards, like we had last time? If my friends neighbors are cool with that, I’ll let you know.”

If you missed Jens’ latest song “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love,” you can still download it HERE. Stay tuned for lots more from Jens in 2011!

Full details on both shows, after the jump.

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AUDIO

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
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

Colony Glen by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

The War On Drugs
Boston, MA - Paradise  w/ White Laces

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