Ever since Jens Lekman moved from Sweden to Australia, we haven’t heard much from him. There were some tracks released digitally this year, but what’s up, Jens? Why are you actually so silent? Anyone who’s really into Jens knows that he’s not entirely unresponsive to the world — he’s one of the few artists who encourages fans to write him letters, centering on a topic he provides monthly (October was “self portraits”; this month it’s “fine print”). And Jens clearly does what he can: this December, he announced to his fans that he’ll be working in New York and will therefore grace Brooklyn with a show. A few days before, he’s playing a show in Los Angeles (the only other date scheduled in the US), so you know, I guess he really is all over the place. At least he has an excuse for keeping us in the dark so long — for now.
12.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Mondrian Hotel Skybar
12.10.10 - Brooklyn, NY - 450 Union St.
• Jens Lekman: http://www.jenslekman.com