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    Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:04:04

    Sondre Lerche to Tour this Fall - Live album "Bootlegs" coming, too

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    Adored Norwegian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sondre Lerche will celebrate his 30th birthday with a handful of limited edition releases this fall. Along with a live album entitled Bootlegs, set for a Sept. 4 release, Mona Records will press Sondre's first 4 albums - Faces Down, Two Way Monologue, Duper Sessions and Phantom Punch - on vinyl (for the first time ever) that will include bonus tracks and outtakes.

    To thank fans for their support, Sondre will head out on a four-week national tour beginning Sept. 5 in NYC.

    Bootlegs - recorded at famed rock venue Hulen in Bergen, Norway and various clubs in Brooklyn, NY along Sondre's latest tour in support of his self-titled album - thrills Sondre for good reason.

    "For 12 years I've had to endure the constant disappointment of hearing professional multi-track live recordings of my shows. Recordings that appeared to have little or nothing to do with the experience I enjoy so much up on stage. No matter how professionally recorded, mixed and treated - live recordings seemed chronically incapable of doing justice to the chaotic intensity of simply being there," Sondre said.

    Sondre excitedly goes on to say, "This was the first time I had actually felt excited upon hearing a recording of one of my shows. For once the recording felt more inspired than the actual performance had felt at the time. Only now do I realize that it's raw as f@*k. Completely out of balance. There's no separation, only two tracks: one is the board, the other is the room. The crowd is enthusiastic but easily distracted and rowdy; it's a Saturday night in Norway. This is as close to the feeling of actually being up on stage as I'll ever get on a record."

    He finished, "I wanted you to be able to hear me and the band this way (mistakes and all) rather than through some glorified live rendition that sounds more like an uninspired studio recording with extended applauses and drums that sound like plastic. I wanted you to hear us when we didn't know you were listening. It would appear that's the best way to get it right. Once you know you're being recorded, the show is over."

    The track listing will drop soon. But in the meantime, check out "Two Way Monologue" below:

    Tour Dates:

    September 5th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
    September 6th Paradise Rock Club Cambridge, MA
    September 7th 9:30 Club Washington, DC
    September 10th World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
    September 11th New Hazlett Theater Pittsburgh, PA
    September 12th Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
    September 13th Hope College - DeWitt Theatre Holland, MI
    September 14th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
    September 15th Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN
    September 18th The Crocodile Seattle, WA
    September 19th Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
    September 20th The Independent San Francisco, CA
    September 21st Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
    September 22nd The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
    September 25th Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ
    September 26th Low Spirits Bar & Stage Albuquerque, NM
    September 27th Club Dada Dallas, TX
    September 28th Common Grounds Waco, TX
    September 29th Stubbs Austin, TX

    Are you going to check out Sondre live or via Bootlegs?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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