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Happy Release Day! Jens Lekman’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ Out Now

Happy release day to our dearest Jens Lekman! His first studio full-length in over four years is now available at SC Distrubtion (deluxe bundle feat. an exclusive 7″), your local record store or iTunes. Give the entire album a listen at Spinner’s Listening Party and check out the video for the title track below!

Tour tour tour! Jens heads out on the European leg of his tour with Sophia Brous later this week. Labelmates Taken By Trees will then join him for North American dates. See the full list of shows HERE.

EMusic just instated their first site takeover and wouldn’t yah know, it’s for Jens and his new album! Check out his most recent interview HERE and stay tuned for more fun!

“Thirty years since Abba dissolved, their fellow Swedish pop intellectual Jens Lekman presents his own break-up album, and the quite wonderful I Know What Love Isn’t can be safely filed as a masterpiece of the hankies-ready splinter genre. This sophisticated, grown-up pop craftsmanship ought to elevate the 31-year-old from Gothenburg from his present existence as niche indie concern to classic songwriter status. Lekman, like fellow Swede Frida Hyvonen, makes wonderful use of language. “You don’t get over a broken heart,” he professes poignantly on The World Moves On, “you just learn to carry it gracefully.” On the crushing I Want A Pair Of Cowboy Boots, he appears to serve up an echo of Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind. This is the level of company that Lekman belongs in now.” – John Skilbeck, 9/10 – Associated Press

TONIGHT TONIGHT: Yeasayer Unveil New Stage Environment Live on Jimmy Fallon, Stream ‘Fragrant World’ at Spinner

What do you have planned for your Monday evening? Nothing? Excellent. We’ve got the best thing your Monday has ever seen. It’s Yeasayer performing live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in support of their new record, Fragrant World. The guys will also unveil their new stage environment. We’re talking an amazing light and video show dreamed up by an incredibly talented group of artists and engineers at The Creators Project. Chris tells you all about it in the video above. Tonight’s guests also include Liv Tyler and Maria Sharapova. The show starts at 12:35/11:35 C – don’t miss it!

Are you in New York City tonight? Good for you. You might get to see Yeasayer perform live IN PERSON. Win tickets to be seated on the band bench from Jimmy himself –> details.

The “astounding” Fragrant World, as Under The Radar calls it in their 9/10 review, is released tomorrow! Purchase a deluxe bundle at SC Distribution or from iTunes for the “Fragrant World” bonus track. Want to hear the album a bit early? We’re cool with that. Do so below.

Join the listening party – stream Fragrant World at Spinner.

RICHARD SWIFT And Spinner Premiere Video for Atlantic Ocean

The title track from RICHARD SWIFT latest, charming longplayer Atlantic Ocean gets things started off just right, with it’s bouncy ramshackle-kraut vibe and Swift taking some kindhearted (and self-deprecating?) jabs at hipsterdom. Now, Swift and the good folks at Spinner have offered up the video premiere of “Atlantic Ocean.”

Spinner talked to Swift and director Lance Troxel about the making of the video: “There’s nothing like a good robot war in a car lot. Singer-songwriter Richard Swift will back us on this one and does in the video for ‘The Atlantic Ocean,’ from his album of the same name. “When filming the car lot shots, all the sales guys stood to the side, scratching their heads and one took pictures of us with this gigantic, opened laptop,” director Lance Troxel tells Spinner. “I thought he looked stranger than our good, old-fashioned high-noon robot showdown. They seemed worried that we were making fun of Buicks.” But Swift tells a different story. “Lance is a total liar,” he says. “We didn’t film any of this. We built a time machine and traveled back to September 27, 1987, and we stole a public access channel’s midnight dance reel. Lance, I am getting really sick of your lying.” Easy boys. Watch the exclusive premiere below.”

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
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

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

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

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