Album Notes - MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs

Album Notes - MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs

June 10, 2022

MJ had me hooked from "Jordan."

Jordan wanted to sign with Adidas for shoes 
But Nike gave him an offer that he could not refuse 
It wasn't a pizza that poisoned him in Utah, with a hotel bill to prove
Three thousand dollars on just five dudes 

I bought fake Jordans, they weren't even shoes 
Oh, he looked so sick It was all over the news 
But it wasn't the pizza and it wasn't the flu 
Yeah, I love drinking too, I love drinking too

William Blake it is not, but so constitutes "Hangover Game," the first track on MJ Lenderman's Boat Songs. Most sports fans my age will be intimately familiar with game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Whether those from that generation or any other will enjoy the Asheville resident's third solo release as much as me, I cannot say. But if you're into chill, lo-fi, 90s indie leaning tunes with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a slacker vibe, you just might.