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.
Nightlands follows up release week by sharing the original, instrumental and vocal-only versions of “Nico,” a track off the recently released Oak Island. Premiering at ArtInfo, the song is one of the more experimental ventures off the record. You can stream all three versions above! While listening, head over to ArtInfo to read the new interview with the ever so eloquent Dave Hartley.
“I kept trying that until I could know exactly what speed to change the tape machine to, to make my voice warped. So when it sounds like I’m singing higher and higher and higher, the tape is slowing more and more. I got pretty experimental with the tape machine.” – Dave Hartley on “Nico”
See Nightlands live! Dave takes the stage at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on February 12! Then it is off to tour the rest of the States in March! Dates HERE!
Nite Jewel shares her new video for the song “Memory Man.” Premiering earlier at the fashion site Refinery29, the video was directed by Angus Borsos of Helium Castle Pictures. Ramona takes center stage in this one and it’s a truly gorgeous work. Enjoy above.
See Nite Jewel live in Australia! Ramona kicks off her tour TODAY at Barrymores Music Hall. The full list of shows is available below!
VICE’s Noisey brings you the new music video for SUUNS’ “Edie’s Dream.” Directed by SUUNS themselves, the video follows a mysterious girl through the Quebec woods. It’s the same area where the band spent time writing and recording Images Du Futur. SUUNS tell us,”At first, ‘Edie’s Dream’ started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods. But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.” WATCH ABOVE!
SUUNS are going on tour! They will head south for Austin’s SXSW this March. Then it’s back to Canada and over to Europe for a long stretch of shows! See the full list below!
03/02/13 – Saint-Tite, QC – A la Fut #
03/08/13 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
03/12/13 – Laval, QC – Studio Theatre #
03/29/13 – Joliette, QC – Cabaret Arena #
03/30/13 – Terrebonne, QC – Moulin Neuf *
04/04/13 – Montreal, QC – Sala Rossa
04/05/13 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/09/13 – London, ON – Call The Office
04/10/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
04/11/13 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
04/12/13 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
04/13/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
04/15/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/20/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
04/22/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
04/23/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04/29/13 – Rome, IT – Lanificio 159
04/30/13 – Modena, IT – Mattatoia
05/02/13 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 – Krems, AT – Donau Festival
05/04/13 – Munich, DE – Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 – Berlin, DE – Comet
05/06/13 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
05/07/13 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
05/10/13 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
05/11/13 – Brussels, BE – La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/13/13 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
05/14/13 – London, UK – XOYO
05/15/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
05/17/13 – Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
05/18/13 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
05/22/13 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
05/23/13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
# = with We Are Wolves
* = with Plants and Animals
Jens Lekman has a brand new song for your listening pleasure. Tis no ordinary song; the backstory to this diddy is quite the tale. During Hurricane Sandy last November, Jens Lekman’s pianist, Jonas, was stuck in New York City with no way of getting to the West Coast to resume touring. Jens reached out to the world, asking if anyone could help get Jonas to Boston, where he could catch a flight. Two girls, Oliva and Maddy (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU), ended up driving Jonas to Boston and in return for their kindness, Jens said he would write them a song! He’s made good on his promise and shared his new track, “Olivia & Maddy” – listen below! Read more about this heart-warming act on Jens’s blog, Small Talk.