Monday, August 4, 2008

Band Spotlight: Jens Lekman

History: Lekman, a 27 year old Swede, started singing and recording in 2000. His first vinyl Maple Leaves came in 2003. His first album When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog became a big alternative hit here in America.

Years Active: 2000 to Present

Label: Service Records (Independent)

Jens Lekman - Vocals/Guitar

Genre: Independent Twee Pop

Musical Style/Moods: A lighter Jonathan Richman

Best Album: Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007)

Top Songs:
"Maple Leaves"
"You Are The Light"
"Pretty Shoes"
"Your Arms Around Me"

Influenced By: Jonathan Richman, The Smiths, Harry Nilsson

If You Like The Magnetic Fields, Peter Bjorn and John, or Beck, You Might Like Jens Lekman

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