Mr. Jeffrey Lewis has received jaw-dropping praise from practically every major news and music outlet over the years, as well as awed testimonials from the likes of David (Silver Jews) Berman, Jarvis (Pulp) Cocker, Ben (Death Cab For Cutie) Gibbard, Will Oldham and others… And this new album Bad Wiring makes it completely clear why. In all of indie-rock there is no force like Jeffrey Lewis.
We've been lucky enough to have him play in the shop in the past and we're now ecstatic he's in the Dinked gang.
DINKED Edition No. 31
• Exclusive Pale Blue coloured vinyl.
• Exclusive Die Cut cover.
• Bonus 7” (2 additional tracks ONLY available on Dinked Vinyl).
• Artworked inner bag.
• Sticker Sheet insert.
• Numbered Edition of 500.
Although mostly recognised for his lyrical skills (as well as his illustration/comic book skills), the secret weapon in Lewis’s arsenal has been his slow evolution from DIY folkie in the late 90s to barn-burning indie-rock live sensation. New band name The Voltage is a bit of a slight-of-hand, as the musicians are the same bassist, Mem Pahl, and same drummer, Brent Cole (also of the Moldy Peaches), that Jeffrey has been touring the World with for the past four years as “Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts.”
But Jeffrey continues his tradition of using a new band name for each release… and as Jeffrey says, “everybody knows most good bands have a ‘v’ in their name… Velvets, Nirvana, Pavement, Vaselines, Violent Femmes, Camper Van Beethoven, Modern Lovers, etc!” Recent Jeffrey Lewis band names like “The Rain”, “Los Bolts” and “The Voltage” are also in reference to the fact that Jeffrey’s middle name is Lightning, the result of being born on the Lower East Side in the 1970s to hippie parents. It was almost his first name but got moved to the middle name when he was born!
The album was recorded and produced in Nashville by Roger Moutenot, the man responsible for producing all of the classic Yo La Tengo albums. Moutenot, who also worked on Lou Reed’s 'Magic and Loss' album, and Sleater Kinney’s 'Hot Rock' album was definitely the right man to capture these twelve new Lewis songs in the studio. As Lewis explains, “As an experience of working with a producer, it was a dream come true. I obviously worship a number of the records Roger had produced in the past, so I specifically sought him out. The fact that he’s in Nashville was just accidental, we would have traveled to record with him anywhere. Now when people hear we made our album in Nashville, everybody’s like, oh, I guess this is your country album…”
With the endlessly creative musical variety on display from Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, and Lewis’s writing as sharp as ever, Bad Wiring could be the greatest album of Jeffrey’s 18-year career. Having one solid band line up for a few years in a row has certainly helped. Keep an eye out for a couple other interesting Jeffrey Lewis projects to be released in 2019: Jeffrey’s new giant-size comic book issue (Fuff #12) and Jeffrey’s first book 'Revelations in the Wink of an Eye: My Insane Musings on Watchmen from Conspiracies to Stupidities'. But mostly look for Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage to be playing at a venue near you, on their UK pre album-release tour in September!
+ Indie LP version is pressed on poppy red vinyl.
+ All LP versions include the sticker sheet.
1. Exactly What Nobody Wanted
2. Except For The Fact That it isn’t
3. My Girlfriend Doesn’t Worry
4. Depression! Despair!
5. Till Question Marks Are Told
7. Knucklehead/Happy Rain
8. Take It For Granted
9. In Certain Orders
10. Where Is The Machine
Dinked Edition bonus 7" - Exclusive tracks to this edition:
A. 'In Certain Orders' (acoustic)
B. 'Not Supposed To Be Wise' (acoustic)
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