Jack Lewis' Awkward Energy to Release Album 'Lvov In the Streets'

Jack Lewis' Awkward Energy to Release Album 'Lvov In the Streets'

After a six-year break from his last full-length, Jack Lewis' Awkward Energy project returns with a new album, Lvov In the Streets, out April 12th on Don Giovanni Records. The songs were recorded by Gary Jarman (The Cribs) in his Tartan Hell studio in Portland, Oregon.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant local music scene in Portland, Lewis has constructed his best album to date. A fan of collaboration, Lewis gathered some of the most creative musical minds to add their talents to the tracks, including
Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Shelley Short (Neko Case Band), Lisa Schonberg (Kickball, Explode Into Colors, Secret Drum Band), Brian Mumford (Dragging An Ox Through Water), Dana Jansen (Akron Family), Dustin Shurlach (Landlines) and Anthony Brisson (Psychomagic).

Lewis is perhaps best known as a member of his brother's band, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard (Rough Trade Records). From 2001 to 2013 the brothers Lewis, (along with their drummer David Beauchamp) toured the world in hardcore DIY fashion, booking their own shows and staying on many a couch and floor. After over ten years of touring Jack decided to to pursue a High School Social Studies teaching degree in Portland, Oregon.

The song, "Forgotten Song" (with Shelley Short sharing vocal duties), vividly captures the metaphorical struggle as one moves from their carefree and creative 20s into the more subdued and "mature" 30s: "You wrote a song, but forgot the words, you forgot the notes too. And now it's just a memory, and that's fading soon. But when you close your eyes you can see it there in front of you. And when you dream at night, you can still hear that tune."

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