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Sondre Lerche To Release Live Album

Reissuing First Four Albums On Vinyl

Jun 13, 2012
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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. Among the material slated for distribution, Mona Records will be pressing Lerche's first four album, Faces Down, Two Way Monologue, Duper Sessions, and Phantom Punch on vinyl for the first time, all of which will feature bonus tracks and outtakes. 

Lerche is also to release a live album entitled Bootlegs, recorded at the rock venue Hulen in Bergen, Norway and varioius locations in Brooklyn along Lerche's latest tour, that will arrive on Sept. 4. 

Lerche says, "For 12 years I've had to endure the constant disappointment of hearing professional multi-track live recordings of my shows. Recordings that appeared to have little or nothing to do with the experience I enjoy so much up on stage. No matter how professionally recorded, mixed and treated - live recordings seemed chronically incapable of doing justice to the chaotic intensity of simply being there. This was the first time I had actually felt excited upon hearing a recording of one of my shows. For once the recording felt more inspired than the actual performance had felt at the time. Only now do I realize that it's raw as fuck. Completely out of balance. There's no separation, only two tracks: one is the board, the other is the room. The crowd is enthusiastic but easily distracted and rowdy; it's a Saturday night in Norway. This is as close to the feeling of actually being up on stage as I'll ever get on a record. I wanted you to be able to hear me and the band this way (mistakes and all) rather than through some glorified live rendition that sounds more like an uninspired studio recording with extended applauses and drums that sound like plastic. I wanted you to hear us when we didn't know you were listening. It would appear that's the best way to get it right. Once you know you're being recorded, the show is over."



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