LewsbergLewsberg are from Rotterdam and their self-titled album released yesterday is a tender fusion of heady Velvet Underground influences with more European cinematic touches, storytelling, spoken word songs, and thrilling guitar freakouts. Here’s “Terrible”:

The Velvets stylistic thing also means there’s also bit of the spirit of the Modern Lovers, The Feelies and I suppose Parquet Courts in their sound. There’s certainly an element of Parquet Courts is the apocalyptic feedback guitar solos throughout the album!

Despite – or maybe because of – over-familiarity with that Velvets sound over the years I enjoy this album a lot. It’s a very worthy continuation of a style of music which is still remarkably adaptable and effective as a medium for lyrical storytelling 50 years on.