Jeffrey Lewis has received jaw-dropping praise from practically every major news and music outlet over the years, as well as awed testimonials from the likes of David (Silver Jews) Berman, Jarvis (Pulp) Cocker, Ben (Death Cab For Cutie) Gibbard, Will Oldham and others… and this new album “Bad Wiring” makes it completely clear why. In all of indie-rock there is no force like Jeffrey Lewis. Although mostly recognized for his lyrical skills (as well as his illustration/comic book skills), the secret weapon in Lewis’s arsenal has been his slow evolution from DIY folkie in the late 90s to barn-burning indie-rock live sensation.  New band name The Voltage is a bit of a slight-of-hand, as the musicians are the same bassist, Mem Pahl, and same drummer, Brent Cole (also of the Moldy Peaches), that Jeffrey has been touring the world with for the past four years as “Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts.”

Hi, I am Nele. I try to make people happy with my songs. If you think you are a loser and nobody likes you and that life is hard, you should know everybody thinks that. Well, at least I think it sometimes. It might seem that everybody is happy and uncomplicated, and knows how to handle life, but this is not the case. It is a well kept secret that nobody knows how to handle life. Not even grownups. But not a lot of people talk about it. So I try to talk about it in my songs, and I hope they make you feel happy and a bit less alone…

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage - LPs