On September 4th, the day before his 30th birthday, Norwegian pop guru Sondre Lerche will release a new live album and a series of reissues via Mona Records. That, and he’s going to the Cracker Barrel with his family.
The 10-song Bootleg was recorded at the Hulen in Bergen, Norway and in various clubs throughout Brooklyn, NY while Lerche was on tour supporting his latest, self-titled LP. In a statement, Lerche said he normally disliked live recordings of his shows, adding that they were “chronically incapable of doing justice to the chaotic intensity of simply being there.”
So as a way to achieve that “raw as f@*k” aesthetic Lerche was searching for, the LP utilizes only tracks from the soundboard and the room itself. The end result is “as close to the feeling of actually being up on stage as I’ll ever get on a record.” For a sneak peek, check out the live version of “Two Way Monolgoue” below.
The reissues will mark the first time Lerche’s first four albums — 2001’s Faces Down, 2004’s Two Way Monologue, 2006’s Duper Sessions, and 2007’s Phantom Punch — will be pressed on vinyl. Each set comes with bonus tracks and outtakes.
And if that weren’t enough, Lerche has also announced new U.S. tour dates for this September. The full tour itinerary is listed below.
01. When The River
02. Airport Taxi Reception
03. Private Caller
04. Two Way Monologue
05. My Hands Are Shaking
07. Phantom Punch
08. Go Right Ahead
09. Sleep on Needles
10. Modern Nature
Sondre Lerche 2012 Tour Dates:
09/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/06 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ New Hazlett Theater
09/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/13 – Holland, MI @ Hope College
09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
09/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
09/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
09/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
09/27 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
09/28 – Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
09/29 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs, Jr.