This is the album Sondre Lerche was born to make. Recorded with a jazz quartet, he all but abandons his folk pretensions and dives into the crooner stylings of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald – but with his own personal twist. The band is so hot and his voice is so cool, it’s a match made in heaven.
This is easily one of the most impressive albums I’ve heard so far this year (it’s due March 21 on Astralwerks), so I present the following mp3s with the highest possible recommendation.
Sondre Lerche – “Everyone’s Rooting For You”: mp3
Sondre Lerche – “I Wanna (Call It Love)”: mp3
Everybody Cares has some fantastic live Jon “We Major” Brion mp3s up. Check out “The Love of My Life So Far,” it’s one of JB’s best. The rumor mill says Jon may have a long-awaited sophomore album out this year, but he’s still looking for the right voice compressor. Oh, perfectionists.
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