Update!!! We have a winner!!!
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. We threw all the names in a hat and pulled out one lucky winner, who in this case was one Tom Geary! So Tom, we'll see you at the show, and to the rest of you, go ahead and come on out anyways. The new album is pretty great, so it's looking like it'll be a fun night at the 9:30 Club this Tuesday!
Just a reminder that we'll be announcing the winner Monday at noon, so if you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for!!! Leave a comment below and you're in the running. It's that easy!
Read on below for the official bio of the this eclectic singer/songwriter.
Born and raised in Bergen, Norway, Lerche was inspired by the music he heard emanating from his older sibling’s bedrooms – be it A-ha, Elvis Costello or classic rock. Inspired, he picked up the guitar at the age of 8, and as a teenager performed at open mics at the club where his sister worked. Before his 16th birthday, he was signed to Virgin/EMI. “I had to start singing to get all these songs out there,” he says. “No one else was going to! Lerche’s triumphs and travails of the last few years certainly left a mark; he moved to the U.S. and dealt with various practical matters (including some green card issues), forcing some delays. But he also recorded the soundtrack to the hit movie Dan in Real Life (”The director wanted a musician to work with and he convinced both me and the Disney Corporation that I was the only one who could do it.”) And, most importantly, Lerche left his major label home and struck out on his own. Heartbeat Radio, his most current offering, is certainly Lerche’s boldest and most challenging record. While it maintains the studio polish of his groundbreaking debut, Faces Down, there’s also a sense of musical adventure that stems from his later work. The songs mix acoustic guitars with grand gestures of orchestral pop, with elements of anything from 50s Jazz, via 60s and 70s Brazillian psych-folk to state-of-the-art 80s pop masters such as Prefab Sprout, Scritti Politti and Fleetwood Mac.
Check out this video of Sondre performing "Private Caller" from his album Sondre Lerche which is being released June 7th, the same day of the show. (video courtesy of Stereogum)