Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts - Manhattan


This week's record of the week is Manhattan, Jeffrey Lewis’s seventh studio album for Rough Trade. His new band is called Los Bolts and includes his regular players Heather Wagner (drums) and bassist Caitlin Gray (Hooray For The Riff-Raff). It's funny, poignant, wry ('Support Tours' is the most depressing indictment of the indie music scene since his own 'Don't Let The Record Label Take You Out To Lunch') and through it all really enjoyable. He's on fine form and the production is great, really frames his vocals well. ★ ★ ★ ★

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