Good news, everyone! The wonderful Something Beginning With L (see what I did there with the title?) have agreed to open the Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard gig on Monday 22nd August and we couldn’t be happier. We sort-of booked them in 2007 when Lucy, Jen and Jon were playing together as ‘The Fuses’ part of Stuffy & The Fuses and they were lovely peeps and lots of fun. Since then we’ve seen them play in their current guise and they’re still just great fun and we can’t wait to see them again.
Please come on down early for their set as it should be something special. But why believe me? I’m trying to sell the gig to you! Learn for yourself by having a listen to their album, all up for streaming at their Bandcamp site. Lovely.
Also, a bit of ticket news – they’re selling really, really fast. We’ve just moved some stock around but if you’re intending on buying one on WeGotTickets, I’d suggest you act quickly!
So there’s four weeks to go until Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and tickets really are are flying out of the shops… Resident have sold half of their stock in a little over a week – go and get yours quick!
But here’s something else – one of CM’s favourite artists, Al Maceachern has put together a fantastic poster for the show. Here it is:
The excellent ‘The Park’ will be one of the supports for next month’s Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard! Unfortunately there’s no music online whatsoever, but here’s some nice words to whet your appetites:
Post-punkers reminiscent of Magazine & The Fall, The Park feature members of the likes of Cornershop and The Others and each gig is an eagerly-awaited event. Last year they supported The Fall at Concorde 2 so this is going to be a real treat at such a small place!
1st single This Years Thing was played by John Peel on Radio 1, 2nd single Abigail is flying through the clouds again on Radio 1.
“like you are being dragged around by your hair backwards” – Melody Maker
“they have a 1982 feel about them i very much like” – John Peel
Wow, we’re stunned that we’ve managed to pull this one off – In quite a coup, we’ve managed to book the truly incredible Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard for a show at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on Monday October 22! Tickets will be available from tomorrow (Wednesday) at Resident, Rounder, Ape and WeGotTickets.com for the measly price of £9!
Here’s a genuinely lovely music video for their track ‘To Be Objectified’:
And here’s some of the lovely things people have said about Jeffrey Lewis in the press:
“Weird? Very… but also downright inspiring” (four of five stars) – Rolling Stone
“[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today.” – Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
“The Big Apple’s best-kept secret…. Genius-gone-ignored… mind-blowing.” – NME
“Bizarre but brilliant” – Uncut
“Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter” – Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
“All my favorite songwriters are American – Jad Fair, Jonathan Richman and Jeffrey Lewis.” – Eddie Argos (Art Brut), Time Out New York
“At his best, [Lewis is] a vulnerable master of the humorously ineffable” – Robert Christgau
“Strumming a few chords on a guitar that may well be held together by the stickers covering its front, and leading a band that piles on a cheerful clutter… [Jeffrey is] a clever, articulate wordslinger, coming up with rhetorical conceits… and putting in a lot of preparation… [including] finely reasoned histories… affirming populism through primitivism.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Modestly brilliant” – The Village Voice
“Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen.” – Culture Delux
“Dazzling” – Mojo