Jens Lekman, 'Night Falls Over Kortedala' (Secretly Canadian)

8
Night Falls Over Kortedala
Critical Mass
Label: Secretly Canadian

by Amanda Petrusich

Swedish-born songwriter Jens Lekman has a penchant for grand pronouncements, and his pop opuses are rife with strings, choirs, and samples (everything from Renaldo & the Loaf's "Hambu Hodo" to his own childhood squeaks). On "Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo," Lekman chatters about white bunnies, apple cider, and mopeds over smarmy sax and chipper synths. His swoon may echo the drama of Stephin Merritt and Morrissey, but it's his so-twee- it-hurts delivery that'll make you feel like you're at a roadside bingo hall in rural Scandinavia, waiting for someone to holler, "B8!"

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA