Jens Lekman Releases “Erica America” Video, Announces Terminal 5 Show

06/26/2012 11:52 AM |

You’ve probably already heard “Erica America,” our first taste of Jens Lekman’s forthcoming I Know What Love Isn’t LP (out 9/4), and you probably noted that it’s deeply unsettling and creepy precisely because of the degree to which it also wants to be, and I guess is, smooth and unobtrusive. This contradiction is further intensified in the song’s video, which features Mr. Lekman twirling around looking all sad and playing a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar while backed by what appears to be a band consisting of extras from the Juniper Creek compound on Big Love. And because it popped up in the righthand column on YouTube, we will now watch Lekman perform Arthur Russell’s “A Little Lost,” on a thumb piano.

Lekman will play Terminal 5 on 10/8, with Taken By Trees.