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Jens Lekman Live (I’m Not A Stalker, I Swear)

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(Note: I’m going to continue using Jens’ first name instead of calling him Lekman. Trying to maintain an air of informality while exclusively using Lekman feels like I’m writing the world’s worst episode of Orange is The New Black.)

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jens’ live show since…

“An Argument With Myself” (It’s an Awkward, Awkward World)

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I swear I had a plan. When I first got the green light to take over OWOB, I made a careful roadmap. I wanted to take you chronologically through the Jens Lekman catalogue, ending with some great epiphany about life and love. (I also wanted you to think I was a genius—but that’s pretty much a…

Every festival has one day that stands head and shoulders above the rest. While every day at Øya this year felt like an embarrassment of riches, Thursday was my absolute favorite—thanks to strong sets from Conor Oberst, JUNGLE, Janelle Monáe, Little Dragon, and Outkast. (via Øya Festival 2014 Day Two: Conor Oberst, JUNGLE, Janelle Monáe, Little Dragon, and Outkast. | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Every festival has one day that stands head and shoulders above the rest. While every day at Øya this year felt like an embarrassment of riches, Thursday was my absolute favorite—thanks to strong sets from Conor Oberst, JUNGLE, Janelle Monáe, Little Dragon, and Outkast. (via Øya Festival 2014 Day Two: Conor Oberst, JUNGLE, Janelle Monáe, Little Dragon, and Outkast. | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

When we first met Marlene, it seemed the R&B princess-in-waiting was determined to take us back to the 1990s. (via Swedish Singer Marlene Owns Mainstream R&B | MTV IGGY)

When we first met Marlene, it seemed the R&B princess-in-waiting was determined to take us back to the 1990s. (via Swedish Singer Marlene Owns Mainstream R&B | MTV IGGY)

“You Are the Light (By Which I Travel into This and That)” Or, the Gods Of Love Must Be Crazy

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Part of Jens Lekman’s enduring success is due to the fact that he recognizes that no matter how successful we are, how much try-harder-do-gooder sprit we inject into our lives, each one of us secretly fears that there will always be one element poised to spiral out of control at a moment’s…

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Hi everyone. I’m Laura. I’m here to guide you through the wonderful world of Jens Lekman. Hope I can live up to the challenge.

Let’s start by taking a magical trip back 2007. I had just graduated college and was spending the summer in Stockholm the first time I heard a Jens Lekman song. I…

Welcome to the first official day of Øya 2014. This year marks the first time that the fest was held in Tøyenparken. For those unfamiliar to Oslo, the new location means almost four times the real estate, closer proximity to Munch’s The Scream, and rolling hills. Upside: The geography means a great view, even while standing at the back of the crowd. The downside: by the end of the week getting to the top of them felt like making a vertical climb. But this is about day one. We were so much younger back then. (via Øya Festival 2014 Day One: Emilie Nicolas, Thomas Dybdahl, The National and More | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Welcome to the first official day of Øya 2014. This year marks the first time that the fest was held in Tøyenparken. For those unfamiliar to Oslo, the new location means almost four times the real estate, closer proximity to Munch’s The Scream, and rolling hills. Upside: The geography means a great view, even while standing at the back of the crowd. The downside: by the end of the week getting to the top of them felt like making a vertical climb. But this is about day one. We were so much younger back then. (via Øya Festival 2014 Day One: Emilie Nicolas, Thomas Dybdahl, The National and More | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Øya Festival kicked off the opening night of their 2014 event with a club night featuring Norwegian artists. This was a wise decision. At the core of all festivals are the same basic ingredients—music, fans, and booze. After catching festivals in Calgary, Montreal, and Gdynia this summer, it was nice to be reminded just what makes Oslo different from everywhere else in the world. Among their outstanding local talent showcases, I caught sets from Intertwine, Anne Lise Frøkedal, and POW POW. (via Øya Festival 2014 Opening Night: Intertwine, Anne Lise Frøkedal, and POW POW | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Øya Festival kicked off the opening night of their 2014 event with a club night featuring Norwegian artists. This was a wise decision. At the core of all festivals are the same basic ingredients—music, fans, and booze. After catching festivals in Calgary, Montreal, and Gdynia this summer, it was nice to be reminded just what makes Oslo different from everywhere else in the world. Among their outstanding local talent showcases, I caught sets from Intertwine, Anne Lise Frøkedal, and POW POW. (via Øya Festival 2014 Opening Night: Intertwine, Anne Lise Frøkedal, and POW POW | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Last week, Oslo, Norway hosted The Øya Festival. Writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there to cover the event. Check out her shots from day four featuring Sea Change, Aurora Aksnes, Mapei, Slowdive, and Bryan Ferry (via Check Out Photos of Slowdive, Bryan Ferry, Sea Change and More at Øya Festival | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Last week, Oslo, Norway hosted The Øya Festival. Writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there to cover the event. Check out her shots from day four featuring Sea Change, Aurora Aksnes, Mapei, Slowdive, and Bryan Ferry (via Check Out Photos of Slowdive, Bryan Ferry, Sea Change and More at Øya Festival | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)