Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts - Manhattan
Limited Exclusive: A very special Jeffrey Lewis print will come with Vinyl pre-orders of the album, a picture of which is above.
In addition, all physical pre-order of the album will receive an instant download of lead single “Outta Town”.
Jeffrey says about the print: "The image is part of my series called "Power Trios"... the illustration presents a mash-up of artists from various LP covers over the decades, combined with instruments they might not normally be found playing, and placed on top of backgrounds from other LP covers... so people can potentially have fun naming the musicians(and/or the original album covers the images are from) as well as identifying the backgrounds.”
Manhattan is Jeffrey Lewis’s seventh studio album for Rough Trade, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs. His band is called “Los Bolts” and includes his regular players Heather Wagner (drums) and bassist Caitlin Gray (Hooray For The Riff-Raff). The album’s artwork features Jeff’s illustrations throughout.
The album is both named after and directly inspired by New York City, but is no regionalised curio. It’s the very specificity of the details Lewis uses to depict his characters and situations that make his songs so evocative, and so emotionally rich. Lewis is both a lifelong resident and a detached observer of his hometown; but ultimately, it’s a simple treatment of human moments by one of our sharpest songwriting talents.
Listen to “Outta Town” now:
1. Scowling Crackhead Ian
3. Sad Screaming Old Man
4. Back To Manhattan
5. Avenue A, Shanghai, Hollywood
6. Outta Town
7. It Only Takes A Moment
8. Support Tours
9. Have A Baby
10. Atheist Mantis
11. The Pigeon