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PROGRESS REPORT: Norwegian popsmith puts the finishing touches on his long-gestating sixth album, Sondre Lerche.

As most songwriters will tell you, it takes a lot of work to make easy, breezy pop music that actually sounds effortless. No one understands this more than Sondre Lerche, a songwriter who, since… More »

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler’s year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here are a slew of additional artists-on-artists top 10s. We’ve come to discover that artist lists are often more idiosyncratic and varied than the others sorts of lists we’ve been investigating… More »

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Sondre Lerche – “Lucky Guy” Video

Last year, the Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche released a somber divorce album called Please. His new video for "Lucky Guy," a sort of bittersweet meditatio…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2015 - 11:47 am

Sondre Lerche – “Chandelier” (Sia Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

One of Stereogum's beloved holiday traditions is premiering a cover tune by Norwegian pop auteur Sondre Lerche. Last year he bestowed us with "Wrecking Ball,"…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2014 - 10:20 am

Sondre Lerche – “Sentimentalist”

Later this month singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche will release his new album Please, an album inspired by the end of his marriage. We've already heard "Bad…
Miles Bowe | September 5, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Sondre Lerche – “Bad Law” Video

Later this year Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche will release Please, inspired by a recent divorce, and now you can watch the video for its single…
Miles Bowe | June 19, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Sondre Lerche – “Bad Law”

Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche's friendly indie-pop has always been slightly askew, but never has one of his songs absolutely smacked me across the face like…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 10:22 am

Sondre Lerche – “Palindromes” (Stereogum Premiere)

We last heard from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche when he turned in his annual holiday cover, a "jazzy, off-kilter" version of the Miley Cyrus hit…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2014 - 10:10 am

Sondre Lerche – “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

In recent years, the Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has made a holiday tradition out of sending us a new cover every year. He picks out…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Sondre Lerche – “John, Let Me Go” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Acclaimed Brooklyn-via-Norway singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche turns 30 in a few weeks, and to celebrate he's releasing his first live album -- Bootlegs -- along with…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2012 - 11:19 am

Sondre Lerche – “Boxing Day”

Norwegian popsmith Sondre Lerche, it would seem, is the type to keep unreleased songs on his hard drive for years and then just give them…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2012 - 10:11 am

Sondre Lerche – “When The River” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sondre Lerche's new video for "When The River" is a pretty, soft-focus splicing of Super 8 film (from drummer David Heilman's childhood) and Lerche performance…
Corban Goble | February 10, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Sondre Lerche Covers Beyoncé’s “Countdown” (Stereogum Premiere)

In what's become something of an annual holiday tradition, Norwegian artist and Stereogum buddy Sondre Lerche has once again gifted us with a cover of…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 11:35 am

Sondre Lerche – “Private Caller” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in March we premiered "Domino," from Sondre Lerche's upcoming self-titled LP. In that post I mentioned how Lerche had embraced Brooklyn a bit more…
jessica | May 25, 2011 - 10:06 am

Sondre Lerche – “Domino” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sondre Lerche is prepping the followup to 2009's Heartbeat Radio. The sometime-Brooklynite (he was here for the 'Gum Bowl last year) embraces his adopted home…
jessica | March 7, 2011 - 10:35 am

Sondre Lerche – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” (Owen Pallett Cover)

One of the things we're most proud of this year is The 'Gum Bowl, our inaugural celebrity charity bowling tournament and concert. (You can still…
Amrit Singh | December 23, 2010 - 9:09 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team…
Amrit Singh | June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm