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Jeffrey Lewis & The Bolts: Manhattan
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CrackyMcCrackerson



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Jeffrey Lewis & The Bolts: Manhattan Reply with quote

Is the name of the new record. I am so excited. Now just to wait for the release date...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for release date info from Rough Trade, still working out some details with them, and also working on the art for it...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very excited for the record and the artwork, you always do something cool and different
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out on 30th October then..
I'm looking forward to it, hopefully the release will be accompanied by a full UK tour so that I can get it as well as all the comics and other bits that I've been eyeing on the website for a while.
Any chance of an exclusive peek at the tracklisting or artwork please Mr Lewis?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sneak peek at the art!
I know this is too small to see it properly... that's why it's just a "peek"!! Actually, Rough Trade is fighting me because they don't want to do a nice album-package like I've done for the last few Rough Trade releases, because they say that CD sales are a smaller percentage of sales these days so they don't want to spend money on a CD package... But I say that it's important to me to have my artwork be part of the album package, otherwise if it was just going to be a very simple/cheap release I could release it myself! I guess we'll see how the discussion develops... My image of the art/package is that it would be a long fold-out insert, like the 12 Crass Songs CD insert... if I can convince them to print it. I'll try to attach the art to the next message!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks really nice, can't wait for the release, will it be available as a 12 inch?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously the tittle make me think of Alan Moore, Alan Moore next movie will be called "his heavy heart" though so it kinda balance the whole thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THat's cool about the Alan Moore thing, I didn't know that!
But why does this title remind you of Alan Moore? I can't think of the connection, maybe it's something obvious that I just can't think of!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

makes me think of dr manhattan
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the artwork. From what I can see it looks immense, so many little details and clearly a major undertaking.
I am intrigued about the Manhatten title... is it to do with where it was recorded, or an aspirational thing because that's where rich people live, or something else entirely, I would have said it would have been called Brooklyn if anyone asked me. x
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This artwork blows my mind! Great work Jeff, i hope the label does it justice
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured I'd call it Manhattan just because it's where I grew up, and where I live... every other band in New York lives in Brooklyn, so it's a somewhat unusual identity these days to be a NYC-based underground/indie musician and NOT live in Brooklyn!
I feel very connected to my Manhattan surroundings, tho it's basically very not-cool... my neighborhood has not been cool for a long, long time, all the cool stuff is in Brooklyn, so it does seem kind of weird to associate anything indie with Manhattan, but that's the weirdness that I like about it. I know that people might misinterpret it as being something about being rich, since it seems so unlikely that a small artist would have an affordable place to live in Manhattan! At this point, there's sort of just me! It's a bit lonely! But some of the songs are sort of about the area here, and that has always been a part of my songs (The East River and Chelsea Hotel and Back When i Was 4 and I Saw A Hippie Girl on 8th Ave, stuff like that, it's all Manhattan-based, because that's where I'd always been!). I guess the albums from City & Eastern to Dream-Songs were a "Brooklyn" period because I was living and writing in Brooklyn in those years... but the past couple years I'm back in the old neighborhood where I grew up. I might as well admit it, with the album title!
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