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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 meditation on how things went right before they went wrong, follows his clip for “Bad Law,” from last year. This one captures Lerche and two backing musicians, in stately black-and-white, playing… More »

By: 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,” and before that he’s done songs by Animal Collective, Owen Pallett, and Beyoncé. Now he’s delivered his version of Sia’s “Chandelier,” which placed highly on our 2014 pop songs countdownMore »

By: 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 Law” and seen its depressing autobiographical video. Now he’s got a new one titled “Sentimentalist” which includes the especially defeated line: “I’ll be damned if I fight / I’ll be… More »

By: 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 “Bad Law.” The Evan Savitt-directed video finds Lerche at a luxurious party, which fits with the song’s initial dance-pop cheer. But just like how the chorus is interrupted by crashing… More »

By: 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 “Bad Law.” The leadoff track from his forthcoming Please is a treatise on divorce that segues from righteous hand-clap disco-funk into jarringly aggressive outbursts. “When crimes are passionate/ Can love… More »

By: 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 “Wrecking Ball” — a modern standard indeed! Now he’s back with original music of a slightly drearier, more atmospheric variety. Lerche and Kato Ådland did the soundtrack for filmmaker Mona… More »

By: 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 a track from the year that’s just ending, records his version, and sends it to us. In years past, he’s taken on songs from Animal Collective, Owen Pallett, and Beyoncé. More »

By: 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. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: 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 reissues of his first four albums (on vinyl for the first time) with bonus tracks. Today we’ve got one of those tracks, a demo of “John, Let Me Go” recorded… More »

By: 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 away on a whim. Lerche recorded the tricky, intricate “Boxing Day” during the sessions for his 2007 album Phantom Punch, but he’s only letting us hear it now. Grab it… More »

By: 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 footage shot by his Lerche’s, Mona. It’s a clip that underscores the heartsickness of nostalgia and the mellow sadness of Lerche’s music, all presented with vivid flecks of color and… More »

By: 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 one of his favorite songs of the year. In previous years, he’s taken on Animal Collective’s “Bluish” and Owen Pallett’s “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt.” This year, though, he’s applied… More »

By: 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 on his new record. The same applies to his video for the brisk “Private Caller,” which looks like it was shot at Williamsburg’s Union Pool. (You can see a sig… More »

By: jessica / May 25, 2011 - 10:06 am

Progress Report: Sondre Lerche

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 25, 2011 - 1:09 pm

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 a little bit more on his upcoming self-titled LP. He recorded his album at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s omnipresent Rare Book Room studio (here’s a list of some of who’s recorded there… More »

By: 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 watch all the videos, which, you should.) One of our finest participants on a long list of fine participants was Mr. Sondre Lerche. Not just because his name rhymes with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 23, 2010 - 9:09 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Championship Match

So you met the bowlers as they met each other and their teams, started talking trash and getting trashed. Then there was the riveting first round matchups and the losers very graciously losing (especially Larry Murphy). Now it’s the CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, for all the marbles. Or at least, the main marble. And the festive trophy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2010 - 3:13 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You’ve seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here’s the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament, shot mostly o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 10:48 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 assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you’ll find our… More »

By: 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 action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm
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