You know what the faster way to get my music nerd jones on is? Well, that would be Belle & Sebastian calling up Jenny Lewis for a nifty collaborative rendition of “Lazy Line Painter Jane” at a recent LA show. Mostly, because it’s easily one of the five best B&S songs ever penned and Lewis does great work stepping in for Monica Queen.
It’s weird living in a world where Stuart Murdoch and Co. are like the elder statesman for sheepish, nerdy cool. When they first played in America, Murdoch spent the entire night singing behind a speaker because he was too nervous to face the audience. Now? Now, I can only imagine how pumped Jenny Lewis was to sing that song with them. How did that happen?
The bands plays tonight in Boston at the Wang Theater. [via Consequence of Sound]