Sondre Lerche at BV Day Party (more by Tim Griffin)
Vulture: Why release a self-titled album now?Like last year, Sondre Lerche will join the droves of bands making the trek to Austin for SXSW this month. His list of mid-March shows is below.
Sundre Lerche: Usually I have the title for the record pretty early on. I'll know which song title it is, or if it's a phrase from a song, but this time I didn't really have a clear vision of what it might be. I even asked my followers on Twitter for a suggestion. And of course -- no offense to them -- but that didn't prove to be fruitful. I sort of became obsessed with this whole title thing. I woke up from this dream one day and I had the perfect title, but I couldn't remember it. I'm not going to settle for anything but that title, and if I can't have it, it'll be a self-titled album.
Lerche's new and self-titled LP is due on June 7th via Mona Records. He kicks off a tour with Nightlands and Kishi Bashi on June 1st, hitting Bowery Ballroom on June 4th. Tickets for all dates are currently on fan presale, and Bowery Ballroom tickets go on general sale Friday.
Sondre's friend JBM is also returning to SXSW this year. You can catch him on 3/18 at Central Presbyterian Church (Sondre plays the same show) and earlier that same day at the TBA BV day party at Swan Dive (stay tuned).
All Sondre tour dates and some video, below...
"Heartbeat Radio" by Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche- "If Only"
SONDRE LERCHE - 2011 TOUR DATES
March 16th SXSW Bookstore Signing (1:45pm)
March 16th Paste Day Party (Stage on Sixth - 6:30pm)
March 17th Rawkblog Party (The Liberty - 6pm)
March 17th Yep Roc Music Showcase (Maggie Mae's - 9pm)
March 18th Bella Union / Zeitgeist Showcase (Central Presbyterian Church - 11pm)
May 31st Mod Club Toronto, ON
June 1st Sala Rossa Montreal, QC
June 2nd Paradise Boston, MA
June 3rd World Café Philadelphia, PA
June 4th The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
June 7th The 9:30 Club Washington, DC
June 9th Cats' Cradle Carrboro, NC
June 10th 12th & Porter Nashville, TN
June 11th The Variety Atlanta, GA
June 12th Workplay Birmingham, AL
June 14th Southgate House Newport, KY
June 15th Old Rock House St Louis, MO
June 17th Fine Line Minneapolis, MI
June 18th Schubas Chicago, IL
June 19th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
June 21st Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
June 22nd Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
June 24th Biltmore Vancouver, BC
June 25th The Croc Seattle, WA
June 26th Doug Fir Portland, OR
June 28th Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
June 29th El Rey Los Angeles, CA
June 30th Belly Up San Diego, CA