Jack Lewis (musician)
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|Also known as||Laissezfaire Lewis, Jack Lewis and the Cutoffs|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Lo-Fi-DIY-Indie-Pop-Core, Beat Poetry|
|Occupations||Musician, visual artist|
|Associated acts||Jeffrey Lewis
The Wave Pictures
The Fishermen Three
Jack Lewis (born October 1980, New York City, New York) is an American musician, beat poet and artist. He was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He is the younger brother of Jeffrey Lewis, whom he often performs and records with. Jack Lewis is now based in Portland, Oregon.
Lewis is a 1998 graduate of LaGuardia High School, where he focused on the visual arts. He went on to graduate from Bard College with a degree in visual arts in June, 2002. Jack previously worked in Museum and Movie ticket sales.
Lewis self-released L'vov's Lament under the name "Lesser Lewis" in 2002. It contains a collection of songs he recorded with various friends from the previous two years. It featured songs with his college band Jackson Barry Stole My Trumpet (with Jordan Rathkopf and Raphi Gottesmen), Guitar Situations (w/ Dave Miko and Nellie Bridge) and Andre Herman Dune.
He has written and performed on songs for Jeffrey Lewis's albums The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane in 2001, It's The Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through in 2003, and 'Em Are I (2008). He also released the album City and Eastern Songs (2006), credited to Jeffrey and Jack Lewis.
Lewis released L'vov Reads His Notes in 2005 (featuring Herman Dune and Tyler Drosdeck) and L'vov Goes To Emandee with My Unicef Box in 2007 under the name: Jack Lewis and the Cutoffs. In 2007, he did a Take-Away Show.
He has contributed to recordings by Herman Düne.
The Wave Pictures covered Lewis' song "Polar Bear" as a B-side on their 7" single, "If You Leave It Alone". His song "Shadow Party" (co-written by Raphi Gottesman and recorded at OJ studios) is used in the film, Breaking Upwards.
- Hero Worship and the Animals We Love (7 inch EP) - as Jack "Laissezfaire" Lewis
- City and Eastern Songs (2005), Rough Trade - Jeffrey and Jack Lewis
- L'vov's Lament - as Jack "Laissezfaire" Lewis (with Ben Dope, Gottesman and Guitar Situations)
- L'vov Reads His Notes - as Jack Lewis and the Cutoffs
- L'vov Goes To Emandee with My Unicef Box- as Jack Lewis and the Cutoffs