Swedish crooner Jens Lekman just released his fourth studio album, Life Will See You Now, last week via indie stalwart Secretly Canadian. Lekman will make an appearance at Austin’s Mohawk tomorrow, Friday night, February 24. If there’s ever a time for Jens Lekman in your life, it’s now. Full of dark humor and simultaneously singable and somber melodies, Lekman has the ability to make you laugh and cry in the span of a three-minute pop song. More importantly, Lekman’s songs let us laugh at the difficulty and absurdity of life, of society, of romance, and of ourselves. You can laugh and enjoy a show without feeling like you’re not taking life seriously enough in the midst of this trying social climate. Get your tickets for the show here, and watch the video for “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” below.
Jens Lekman Has the Cure for What Ails You at Mohawk Friday, February 24
Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.