SET FOR A JUNE 7th RELEASE ON MONA RECORDS
SONDRE TO APPEAR AT THIS YEAR’S SXSW
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR BEGINS MAY 31st
PRE-SALE BEGINS MARCH 2nd
Praised by Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Stereogum, Filter and Entertainment Weeklyamong others for his experimentation with contrasting musical sounds, this eponymous album contains Sondre’s most interesting arrangements and catchy songwriting to date, but also some of his most somber and introspective. But for his sixth album, Sondre’s prolific curiosity didn’t lead him to a new genre so much as introduce a new level of candidness in his work.
From the gripping cut-to-the-chase opener “Ricochet” to the uber-catchy “Private Caller,” from the naked drama of “Red Flags,” the tribal-pop of “Go Right Ahead” and the sly folk of “Living Dangerously,” Sondre’s new album masterfully captures a raw, spontaneous, instinctive and heartfelt sound that results in a confident artistic statement and arguably Sondre’s boldest and best record to date.
In the studio, Sondre wanted to explore his new creative alliances in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood where he’s lived on and off for the last six years. “Getting to work with my new friends was one of the highlights of this whole process,” says Sondre. The album was recorded – live in the studio – and mixed in a short but intense time period of three-weeks. The sessions included fellow musicians – Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith, longtime producer/collaborator Kato Ådland, Dave Heilman, drummer for Lerche-collaborator Regina Spektor, and co-producer, mixer and owner of Rare Book Room Studio, Nicolas Verhnes (Spoon, Animal Collective). “We recorded a lot of it to tape, forcing ourselves to either commit or burn bridges and move on. We were killing darlings left and right. It was truly liberating.”
Fans can participate in an exclusive pre-sale for tickets to Sondre’s upcoming tour onwww.sondrelerche.com beginning 8am (EST) on March 2nd, ending 8am (EST) March 3rd. During these 24 hours, fans can also pre-order Sondre’s new CD and/or LP.