December 04, 2005
I like this guy. He's what? Twenty-two or twenty-three? A young guy, but not afraid to follow his muse like some guys follow their unmentionables. If you listen to his song "Black Cab" you can hear strains of Stephin Merritt in the vocal and the melancholic lyric.
Lekman would have made a great Tin Pan Alley tunesmith, or may one day make a great composer of Broadway show-stoppers.
+ black cab
+ rocky dennis' farewellsong to the blind girl
+ you are the light
These mp3s are from Secretly Canadian's page of 'forgotten songs' by Jens Lekman. Which has many more mp3s and is linked below.
+ do impossible things
+ the wrong hands
>> you are the light [mpeg]
More mp3s found here: 'The Department of Forgotten Songs'.
You can find all the Lekman you will need at eMusic. Try their trial offer of 50 free mp3 downloads here.
Lekman music @ eMusic:
Oh You're So Silent Jens 2005
Live from Stora Teatern 2005
When I Said I Wanted to be Your Dog 2004
Maple Leaves 2004
You Are The Light 2004
Rocky Dennis 2004
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