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Sondre Lerche to Release New Album in September

Tune into Heartbeat Radio September 8th

Jun 29, 2009 Bookmark and Share

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."

Heartbeat Radio was produced by Lerche with Kato Ådland and mixed by Joe Chicarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket). The High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan worked on the string and horn arrangements and the album also features Lerche's longtime backing band The Faces Down. The press release says that Lerche "brought together a large group of new musicians and contributors for Heartbeat Radio, building upon his keen knack for full-bodied pop sonics recalling Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Prefab Sprout, XTC and even Brazilian legend, Milton Nascimento." The album includes a song entitled "Like Lazenby"—perhaps it is a reference to George Lazenby, the actor who took over from Sean Connery to play James Bond in but one Bond film, 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service?

Lerche is expected to tour the U.S. in September and Europe in October, with dates to be announced.

The track listing for Heartbeat Radio is as follows:

01. Good Luck
02. Heartbeat Radio
03. I Cannot Let You Go
04. Like Lazenby
05. If Only
06. Pioneer
07. Easy to Persuade
08. Words and Music
09. I Guess it's Gonna Rain Today
10. Almighty Moon
11. Don't Look Now
12. Goodnight


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June 29th 2009

omg. finally! i saw him in san diego, the first time he played heartbeat radio for an audience. i love it! and hes such an amazing person and artist! so excited

June 29th 2009

Yes!  I’ve been waiting for this for a long time!  I know Lerche will not disappoint—he is an extremely talented dude.

Michelle D.
June 30th 2009

I’m very excited for this new album. Sondre is an amazing singer and writer and I admire the large amount of talent that he has. I hope to see him again live!!!