Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sondre Lerche - "Boxing Day"

2012 is going to be a magical year for Sondre Lerche lovers far and wide. The Norwegian singer/songwriter is turning 30 and to celebrate he's putting out a record of rarities in addition to vinyl reissues of his early albums. It'll put a bit of a dent in your wallet but it'll be the happiest you've ever been.

When Sondre Lerche originally announced the release of the Bootlegs live album and vinyl reissues (and subsequent tour), we were treated to an extended live version of "Two Way Monologue" but if you've seen the man live this would've been nothing entirely new to you but rather a pleasant reminder of the good times you had. Today, Sondre Lerche officially dropped the first rare track - a Phantom Punch era gem by the name of "Boxing Day" (if you signed up to SL's mailing list you'd have received another but shhh).

The odd thing about the rarities album is they're tracks that were unfortunate enough not to make the cut and yet, they're great enough that you have to wonder why not? There's nothing wrong with them. Not really. And so, it's pretty much a guarantee that the upcoming album will be filled to the brim with new favorites. So get ready to enjoy  what's sure to be an unhealthy amount of Sondre Lerche love. It begins with recently dropped track "Boxing Day which you can download here or here. Do it.

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