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Tracklist:

01 "An Argument With Myself"
[youtube=220,25]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSfnu2sm9go[/youtube]
02 "Waiting For Kirsten"
[youtube=220,25]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGFBaCM0cE[/youtube]
03 "A Promise"
[youtube=220,25]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6jQITyaLMU[/youtube]
04 "New Directions"
[youtube=220,25]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrWZsxw1mdc[/youtube]
05 "So This Guy at My Office"

In the symbology of Lekman's songbook, motion is a means to stave off insanity or succumb to it and the songs on the An Argument With Myself EP deal with many types of movement, both big and small, from why he moved to Melbourne to the societal change/movement in his old hometown of Gothenburg to simple map directions.

The opening song and title track begins with this excellent Jens archetype, recounting an inner battle while walking home through the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. While on its face, "Waiting For Kirsten" seems to trace an ultimately futile odyssey to track down Kirsten Dunst while she films in Gothenburg, its really an attempt to work out the complex relationship one has with one's hometown. The comfort and disappoint of what's changed, and what seems to never change. Alternately, the horn driven "New Directions" brings a slightly manic roadmap of directions to any place but here and any time but now. The songs are witty, literal, and impeccably location-specific, and they're all heading somewhere as a means to either go crazy or keep from doing so.

With more fractured textures that combine horns, flutes, string swells and arpeggiated guitars, the opening of the EP finds Jens in constant state of transition, musically, as well. However, as "An Argument With Myself" comes to a close the arrangements get looser, more reggae-tinged and relaxed, like a music box winding down. For a moment, the motion almost stops. For now.

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Martha Masters said:
nice news!

a lot of people forgot about his last Classic album.. it's really overlooked...
I agree that the album is really overlooked, but also Jens himself is very underrated as an artist. Dude is mad talented.
 

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dorian_j said:
I love the new song. It's so much fun. Really pumped for this release.
Oh yes, the new release will be amazing but too short, only 5 tracks :sad:
I want a new full lenght, and the lyrics for An Argument With Myself
 

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PhilD said:
Oh yes, the new release will be amazing but too short, only 5 tracks :sad:
Better those 5 tracks than nothing. I'd like a full release too, but I'm willing to wait. You can't rush perfection.
 

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Guys I`m disappointed right now, not because of the song, it`s amazing, no I am disappointed because of you guys.

Where are you all?

I know that Jens is underrated but god damnit, is it only Dorian and me who enjoy this god-like song of good memories and smart storytelling?

I would give the song a 10/10 without any hesitation.

This...needs...more....PRAISE!
 

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PhilD said:
Have you listened to it already? I love it, it has the same fuzzy feeling just like Night Falls. Such a tease
Nah, not yet. I'm listening to Destroyer's 'Kaputt' at the moment. I'll give the EP a listen a bit later.
 

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dorian_j said:
Nah, not yet. I'm listening to Destroyer's 'Kaputt' at the moment. I'll give the EP a listen a bit later.
Listening to "Kaputt", greatest excuse ever :) The EP also features a nice sax solo on New Directions.
 

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dorian_j said:
I like the thought of that.  :allears:
Dorian give me your opinion on the EP

(Trying to keep up a conversation to keep this thread atop of the indie section and some people might click on it)
 

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PhilD said:
Dorian give me your opinion on the EP

(Trying to keep up a conversation to keep this thread atop of the indie section and some people might click on it)
Hold on. I'll be right back.
 
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