Jeffrey Lewis Talks His 19 Years of Yo La Tengo Fandom

Our cartoonist recounts how his obsession with the band started — and the greatest advice he never gave.

The year 2015 yielded a truly eclectic and impressive crop of outstanding albums spanning all genres and generations of artists, from Justin Bieber to Sleater-Kinney to Madonna. So we’re celebrating some of the biggest records of the year with insightful pieces written by some very special people: musicians.
— The editors of Talkhouse Music


Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double life as both a comic book artist and a songwriter, and tours the world with his indie-rock-folk-art power-trio. Rough Trade Records released Jeffrey’s seventh album Manhattan in 2015; Jeffrey’s comic book series Fuff is currently up to issue 10; and Jeffrey’s writing, artwork and music have been featured by NPR, the History Channel and the New York Times (among other places).

(photo credit: Sonya Kolowrat)