In association with Strange Victory
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis is a comic book artist and indie-rock musician. Beginning with homemade 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 likes of 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 bashed-out 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).
Appearing in the past as Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and other touring ensembles, his newest band incarnation is Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts featuring Mem Pahl on bass and Brent Cole on drums. 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), widely acclaimed as the best Jeffrey Lewis album to date, and appearing on many best-of-2015 lists; Jeffrey has also self-published eleven issues of his comic book series “Fuff”.