How did I not know about this guy?
Last week a Ycombinator team came to see us at Union Square Ventures and they gave us a mixed CD. What a treasure trove that CD has been. And no that’s not the way to get Union Square Ventures to fund your company. But it sure was nice. It had Camera Obscura on it which I blogged last week. And it had Black Cab from Jens Lekman off the Oh You’re So Silent Jens record.
This record is a compilation of three EPs. And apparently its the last record Jens is ever going to release. Not sure what that means. Is he done recording music? Or is he just going to put out singles?
The closest thing to this record that I’ve come across is 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields. If you like that record, I can confidently say you’ll like Jens.
This song, called Pocketful Of Money, has Johnny Cash singing on it. Maybe its a sample? Or maybe he recorded this before he died? Who knows. But it’s great.