After a pretty substantial absence, Jens Lekman will get back to the business of bringing you witty, genre-defying pop music this fall.
The five-song EP An Argument With Myself, Lekman's first release since Night Falls Over Kortedala in 2007, arrives on Sept. 20. A few weeks later, Lekman will perform two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of a month-long trans-Atlantic tour.
This morning, Lekman leaked the EP's title track--a characteristically neurotic bit of airy, tropical pop--to his website with the following introduction: "In the case of 'Jens Lekman v. Jens Lekman', we will look closer at the evidence presented - the photo I had carried in my breastpocket for a whole year, the pressed honeysuckle, the wind so rich on summer and so sweet - how are these things connected and why are they relevant?"
The stream of "An Argument With Myself" is below, along with Lekman's fall tour dates.
Sept. 28: Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 29: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 1: Columbia, Seattle, WA
Oct. 3: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Oct. 5: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC
Oct. 6: Philadelphia Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 7: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 8: Somerville Armory, Boston, MA
Oct. 9: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 14: The Vereniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Oct. 15: Schumannsall Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Oct. 17: Heaven, London, England
Oct. 19: Band on the Wall, Manchester, England
Oct. 22: Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 24: Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct. 27: Salumeria della Musica, Milano, Italy
Oct. 29: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, France