Sondre Lerche — at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 2017

Sondre Lerche photo sets

at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, May 4, 2017
at USF in Bergen, Norway, on Nov 8, 2014

News

May 05, 2017

Last night Sondre Lerche rolled into Los Angeles. We sent photographer Laura Studarus in to cover the action. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Feb 24, 2017

Norwegian-born/Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche is releasing a new albumPleasure, on March 3 via PLZ (previously the album had a April 14 release date).  More

Feb 16, 2017

Norwegian-born/Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche is releasing a new albumPleasure, on April 14. Previously he had shared videos for "Soft Feelings" and "I'm Always Watching You." Now he has shared another song from the album, the fast-paced 7-minute long rocker "Violent Game." More

Jan 20, 2017

Norwegian-born/Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has announced a new album, Pleasure, and shared a video for a new song, "Soft Feelings." Pleasure is due out April 14. More

Listen: Sondre Lerche – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

“What the world needs now, is not yet another cover of ‘Hotline Bling,’ sweet lord.”

Dec 23, 2015

At the end of every year Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche tends to cover one of the year's big hits. This year he has chosen Drake's megahit "Hotline Bling." More

Sondre Lerche and Jherek Bischoff Address Refugee Crisis in New Song “Surviving Christmas”

Indie For the Holidays Compilation Out via Amazon on November 20

Nov 11, 2015

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has teamed up with Los Angeles-based experimental composer Jherek Bischoff for a new song entitled "Surviving Christmas." The holiday song addresses the current European refugee crisis and can be streamed below. It will be released on November 20 as part of Indie For the Holidays, a new compilation/playlist put together by Amazon that will stream on Prime Music and for purchase via Amazon Music. More

May 18, 2015

On May 22, Sondre Lerche will release Despite the Night, a remix EP featuring the PLEASE track of the same name.  More

Apr 01, 2015

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche recently covered "Thirteen" by Big Star on Trygdekontoret, a Norwegian television program. The performance is mellow, earnest, and sounds absolutely beautiful. More

Feb 19, 2015

Sondre Lerche’s video for Please cut “Lucky Guy” features the band performing a stripped down version of the song, filmed in stark black and white.

Listen: Sondre Lerche – “Chandelier” (Sia Cover)

Merry Christmas from Santa/Sondre

Dec 23, 2014

Every year about this time, Sondre Lerche plays Santa and delivers a cover song to his fans.  More

Nov 09, 2014

Last night, Sondre Lerche performed at USF in Bergen, Norway in support of his newly released album, Please. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and Others

Sep 05, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Sep 05, 2014

Norwegian pop-smith Sondre Lerche has offered up "Sentimentalist," a new song taken from his forthcoming Please LP (due September 23).  More

Jun 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche will release his newest album Please. Ahead of the record's impending arrival the Norway national has shared the music video for included single "Bad Law." More

Listen: Sondre Lerche – “Bad Law”

Please Due Out Later this Year on Mona Records

May 22, 2014

We certainly aren’t rooting for anyone to be unlucky in love, but it’s hard to argue that heartbreak doesn’t have its place in the musical cannon. Sondre Lerche’s new single “Bad Law” was inspired by his recent divorce, and it plays like someone on the mend. More

Listen: Sondre Lerche – “Palindromes”

A Cut From New Film “The Sleepwalker”

Jan 06, 2014

Sondre Lerche is one of the nicest guys in music (that we’re aware of anyway). So color us surprised when his newest offering “Palindromes” (a cut from the forthcoming film The Sleepwalker) hit a far more creepy vein than we’ve come to expect.  More

Dec 26, 2013

Santa Claus and Sondre Lerche aren’t the same person (that we’re aware of anyway), but one would be forgiven for getting the two of them confused.  More

Nov 19, 2013

Due out November 26, Songs From Montague Terrace (A Tribute To Scott Walker), features Sondre Lerche, Nightlands, The Entrance Band, and more, doing their take the iconic singer/songwriter’s work. More

Sondre Lerche Given Official Stamp in Norway

Also Releasing Limited Edition Vinyls Next Week

Sep 26, 2012

For those that have been a little late in sending Sondre Lerche a card for his 30th birthday you can now enjoy sending it through the mail with your very own Sondre Lerche postal stamp. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 1

Feist, Sondre Lerche, Florence and the Machine and More

Aug 09, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway is hosting the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sondre Lerche,Willis Earl BealMathias EickOberhoferFriendsBob MouldThurston MooreFlorence and the MachineFeistThe Stone Roses, and Purity Ring More

Listen: Sondre Lerche - “Boxing Day”

Download Unreleased Track

Jul 24, 2012

This morning blue-eyed pop songwriter Sondre Lerche unearthed an old recording of a previously unreleased song called "Boxing Day," and well, decided it was best to just give it away. More

Sondre Lerche To Release Live Album

Reissuing First Four Albums On Vinyl

Jun 13, 2012

Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche will soon be celebrating his 30th birthday, and to help mark the occasion he has announced the releas of a handful of limited edition works. More

Watch: Sondre Lerche Plays “Letterman”

Performs "Private Caller" Off Latest LP

Nov 23, 2011

Last night Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche took to the Ed Sullivan Theater last night for an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. More

Sondre Lerche Announces Fall Tour, Poster Contest

Maybe You Can Design His Tour Poster

Aug 22, 2011

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has announced some fall tour dates in support of this year's self-titled album. Peter Wolf Crier will be supporting all but two dates. More

My Morning Jacket Cover The Muppets

“Our World” Covered for Muppets Tribute

Jul 12, 2011

My Morning Jacket have done a rendition of Muppets song "Our World" for an upcoming Muppets tribute album. More

Apr 20, 2011

Sondre Lerche—who rocked our SXSW party with several new tunes, is ready to start sharing them with the world. We have the new track.  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar Day SXSW Party - Thursday March 17th

Including Atlas Sound, The Dears, Yuck, The Dodos, Lord Huron and More

Mar 21, 2011

Check out photos from the first of the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Day Parties (sponsored by JanSport), including shots of Atlas Sound, The Dears, Lord Huron, Sondre Lerche, Yuck, The Dodos and Violens. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Mar 07, 2011

After kindly saving a portion of Under the Radar's upcoming SXSW party, singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has unveiled a new song exclusively via Stereogum. More

Mar 05, 2011

We were disappointed to learn yesterday that Anna Calvi had dropped out of our SXSW party due to an injury. However, today we are proud to announce our favorite Heartbeat Radio-troubadour, Sondre Lerche, will be taking her place.  More

Mar 02, 2011

Sondre Lerche will be releasing his seventh full length, June 7.  We have the details.  More

Sondre Lerche Covers Owen Pallett

“Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”

Dec 23, 2010

Sondre Lerche recently took on “Lewis Takes His Shirt Off,” a cut from Owen Pallett opus, Heartland. We have the track.  More

Big Star’s Tribute to Alex Chilton to Air on SIRIUS XM

Show Features Special Guests Including R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sondre Lerche, and Brendan Benson

May 28, 2010

This weekend The Loft, on SIRIUS channel 29 and XM channel 50, will broadcast a tribute show to Big Star's Alex Chilton, featuring the surviving members of Big Star along with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sondre Lerche, Brendan Benson, and others. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap

Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010

Photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010. The gallery includes photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Set Times Revealed

JanSport Presented Event This Saturday

Mar 16, 2010

Under the Radar is pleased to announce the set times for its 5th annual SXSW Day Party 2010, which is happening this Saturday March 20 at Emo's East Annex (Klub Krucial) from noon to 6 PM, and is presented by JanSport. The line-up includes Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Sondre Lerche to Play Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Party Lineup to Be Revealed One Artist at a Time

Feb 26, 2010

On March 20, Under the Radar will host a free, all-ages SXSW day party that is presented by JanSport. We will be announcing the lineup this week one artist at a time, so that we can highlight each band with info, videos, and links, to familiarize you with, and get you excited about, each artist. We are proud to announce that Sondre Lerche will be joining our SXSW party lineup. More

Sondre Lerche to Release New Album in September

Tune into Heartbeat Radio September 8th

Jun 29, 2009

Sondre Lerche is set to release his new album on September 8th. Entitled Heartbeat Radio, it is Lerche's first album for Rounder Records and his first release since his soundtrack for the Steve Carell movie Dan in Real Life, which was released in 2007. The singer/songwriter's new album was recorded in both his hometown of Bergen, Norway and in Brooklyn, NY, which the album's press release describes as Lerche's "newly adopted home." More


Interviews

Sondre Lerche

Cathartic Cleanses

Jun 27, 2017

Sondre Lerche's vulnerability isn't a device. It's an uncontrived, essential component of his psyche, one which he wears on his sleeve and permeates his music. The Norwegian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist's warm blooded, meticulously crafted pop songs have assumed protean forms through the years. Initially Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach informed jaunty cuts on 2001's  More

2015 Artist Survey: Sondre Lerche

Lerche on 2015's Best Music, Justin Bieber, Getting Fired, Breakups, and Misogyny in the Music Industry

Feb 29, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Sondre Lerche. The Norwegian singer/songwriter's last album, Please, was released in 2014 via Mona Records. More

2014 Artist Survey: Sondre Lerche

Lerche on Lip-syncing, 2014's 15 Best Songs, Moving Fan Interactions, and the Film Director He'd Most Like to Work With

Feb 13, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. Here are some answers from Sondre Lerche. More

My Favorite New Band: Sondre Lerche on Verdensrommet

Lerche's Please Out September 23

Aug 29, 2014

Who better to give us all tips on new music than accomplished musicians themselves. For this new series we have asked more established artists one simple request: tell us who your new favorite band is. For this My Favorite New Band Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche tells us about a new band from his home country. More

Oct 05, 2009

When I was 10 years old I was granted membership with The James Bond Club. I had replied to an ad, using my mom's name (the ad specifically requested that applicants under 18 provide their parent's signatureI must have considered it was less of an offense to pretend to be my mother). More


Reviews

Pleasure

Pleasure

PLZ

May 17, 2017

Either Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche isn't quite old enough or he refuses to allow youth to be wasted on the proverbial young. Pleasure, Lerche's latest full-length, arrives in full regalia, a dazzling (and dizzying) display of bleeps and bloops, bells and whistles.  More

Øya Day 1: Sondre Lerche, Thurston Moore, Florence and The Machine, Feist, and More

August 8th, 2012

Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to the first official day of the Øya Festival—or as I like to call it: shock the American. Check out reviews from the day including: Sondre LercheWillis Earl BealOberhoferThurston MooreFriendsFlorence and The MachineFeistStone Roses, and Purity Ring. More

Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche

Mona

Jun 07, 2011

The early appeal of Sondre Lerche was that his clean sound and unabashed pop leanings felt like an antidote to the scraggly masses. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Atlas Sound and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 25, 2011

A recap of Under the Radar's Thursday SXSW party, which was presented by JanSport and featured performances by ViolensThe DodosYuckSondre LercheLord HuronThe Dears, and Atlas Sound (Deerhunter's Bradford Cox).

More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap (March 20, 2010)

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More