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WATCH // Jens Lekman Live in London, Plus New EU & UK Tour Dates

Oh, Jens. Just when you think he couldn’t be anymore charming, he delivers this –> Jens Lekman Live in London. Pitchforktv captures Jens performing songs off his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t, interspersed with discussion on the themes and stories that exist as the foundation. He couldn’t be more perfect. Watch “I Know What Love Isn’t” above, then head to Pitchfork for more videos.

“I like breakup records that don’t pat you on the back and say, ‘It’s OK, it’s going to work out.’ I like breakup records that say, ‘It’s shit now, and it’s going to suck even worse, but we’re in this together.” – Jens

Jens just added new EU/UK dates to his fall & winter tour. Check them out below! See full list of dates HERE. His first show is tomorrow at Barcelona’s Music Hall! Don’t miss it!

 
Tour Dates:
11/22/12 Dublin, IE - Whelans
11/23/12 Cork, IECork Opera House (Half Moon Theatre)
11/25/12 Glasgow, UKThe Hug and Pint
11/26/12 Leeds, UKThe Wardrobe
11/27/12 Bristol, UKThekla
11/29/12 Brussels, BEBotanique (Orangerie)
11/30/12 Amsterdam, NLBitterzoet
12/01/12 Frankfurt, DEZoom
12/03/12 Munich, DEFreiheiz
12/04/12 Ravenna, ITBronson
12/05/12 Rome, ITCircolo Degli Artisti
12/07/12 Zurich, CHKilbi Im Exil

Our Thoughts on the PIAS Warehouse Fire

As many of you have read in the press or via social media, a large part of the independent music community took a serious hit very early Tuesday morning, when the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse in the Enfield neighborhood of London burnt to the ground amidst continuing riots and unrest across England. A good summary of what occurred and which labels were affected can be read here: http://pitchfork.com/news/43478-labels-react-to-sonypias-warehouse-fire/

Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as our SC Distribution label brethren Asthmatic Kitty, Lovepump United, No Quarter, Suicide Squeeze Records, Post Present Medium and We Are Free, all lost significant amounts of stock in this fire. This being said, our primary thoughts and concern are with the Sony warehouse staff and PIAS sales staff whose lives were all massively disrupted by the tragic event, as well as our independent label peers who had a more significant portion of their worldwide stock committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse. We extend our support to them, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help them with the recovery.

With regards to how this affects us and our releases, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are in the fortunate position of having significant stock holdings dispersed around the world. We’re working very quickly now to shift some of that existing stock to make our records available in the UK and Ireland as soon as possible. Also, we have the utmost confidence that the emergency plan that PIAS and Sony are currently implementing will result in a new fulfillment system being up-and-running very quickly. Currently no release dates outside of the UK and Ireland will be delayed, and it is looking more and more like release dates within the UK and Ireland will be delayed by no more than a few weeks.

Although the lost sales and the amount of extra work will be significant, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are healthy enough to be able to weather this unfortunate storm. So it is that our more primary concern, again, is with those outside of our camp – the peer labels that we madly respect who have more of their stock more centrally committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS system – as well as the overall health of the independent music sector in the UK, especially at a time when over the past few years, physical retail and music sales in general had already been taking such a significant hit. Above all, we hope that the violence and vandalism in the UK gives way to peaceful demonstration and a thoughtful dialogue. Particularly to our friends in London, we wish you safety and a return to normalcy soon.

Yeasayer Announce UK Live Dates

Yeasayer have confirmed a healthy string of UK dates to celebrate the release of their longplayer, ODDBLOOD (released Feb. 9). The UK shows include a date at London’s Heaven as part of the NME Awards shows. A full listing of Yeasayer dates can be found HERE. The new UK dates are below.

2/16 Birmingham – Academy 2
2/17 Glasgow – King Tuts
2/19 Dublin – Academy
2/20 Belfast – Speakeasy
2/21 Manchester – Academy 3
2/22 Leeds – The Faversham
2/23 London – Heaven (NME Show)
2/25 Bristol – Thekia
2/26 Brighton – Audio

MOLINA AND JOHNSON Cancel European And UK Tour

We are very sorry to inform you that due to health issues of Jason Molina the MOLINA AND JOHNSON tour in Europe and the UK for November and December has been cancelled. Jason is extremely disappointed but there is no way he can be on the road at the present time.

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

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

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

SHOWS TODAY

Steven A. Clark
Brooklyn, NY - The FADER FORT Presented By Converse @ CMJ

The War On Drugs
Stockholm, SE - Munchen Brewery

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Early)

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Late)

Woman's Hour
Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloofbar

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