I think I’m warming up to Jeffrey Lewis. While I’m not yet a fan, I can definitely appreciate some songs of his and can see his overall charm and appeal. Amusing, clever lyrics from the urban outcast point of view, half-spoken to jangly guitar with too many syllables squeezed in. There are few other established artists who quite offer the same package.
His song “Cult Boyfriend” off his 2011 album A Turn Into The Dream-Songs is the best new song I’ve heard so far in 2012, applying the concept of cult media to that of boyfriendhood, and it’s this week’s featured track.