Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis is a comic book artist and indie-rock musician, sharing some aesthetic songwriting territory with the likes of Sebadoh, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman or Kimya Dawson. Beginning with homemade lo-fi cassettes in the late 90s, and moving on to touring the world and releasing "proper" albums since 2001, Jeffrey's career has included sharing bills and tours with The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Pulp and many other luminaries. In between his contemplative folk narratives and garage indie-punk songs Jeffrey is known for including illustrated songs in concert, sometimes covering historical topics (like "The History of Communism"), or strange flights of fancy (like "The Creeping Brain"). Usually touring with his full rock band, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Jeffrey also occasionally tours as a solo acoustic act. Rough Trade Records (label of The Smiths, The Strokes, etc.) has just released the seventh Jeffrey Lewis album, "Manhattan," mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., War on Drugs) and acclaimed in Magnet, Uncut, AllMusic, Les Inrocks and other press outlets; Jeffrey has self-published twelve issues of his comic book series Fuff, and his writing, illustrations, comic books and music have been featured by The Guardian, The History Channel and The New York Times.

"Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status." - Line of Best Fit

"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter" - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)

"[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today." - Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)

"Ramshackle and beautiful noise… Lou Reed's natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets" - Louder Than War

"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) - Rolling Stone

"Lewis's catchiest and finest album" (gets an "A" rating) - Robert Christgau

"One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters" - Magnet

"The Big Apple's best-kept secret.... Genius-gone-ignored… mind-blowing." - NME

"Bizarre but brilliant" - Uncut

"Dazzling" - Mojo

"Jeffrey is the only artist I've sent fan mail to." - Jens Lekman

"Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting... There's not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music." - Will Oldham

"Ideas burst from Jeffrey Lewis… ramshackle fuzzbomb jams… inspirational." (four of five stars) - The Guardian


"...[H]ow come Jeffrey Lewis isn't huge? There's no doubt that he's one of the best lyricists currently producing music" - The Portland Mercury

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