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 in 2000; the song in its finished form was released on his fourth album Phantom Punch. This version will be included as a digital bonus track with the Faces Down vinyl. Take a listen below.

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

Bootlegs and the LP reissues are out 9/4 via Mona Records. Pre-order here. Sondre’s on the road in support of Bootlegs all next month. Here are those dates:

9/05 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/06 Cambridge, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/07 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/10 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
9/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ New Hazlett Theater
9/12 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
9/13 Holland, MI @ Hope College – DeWitt Theatre
9/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
9/18 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
9/19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
9/21 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
9/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
9/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
9/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits Bar & Stage
9/27 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
9/28 Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
9/29 Austin, TX @ Stubbs