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Sondre Lerche: Bowery Ballroom, New York

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 24 June 2003

SONDRE LERCHE is a tease. He'll pause dramatically in the midst of a song to give the audience a mischievous wink, inciting us to squeal with a mixture of agitation and glee. His facial expressions wax precociously between degrees of wide-eyed innocence, but he knows exactly what he's doing. Lerche – songs, soul, and all – is wielding a big, fluttery feather, and we, his listeners, are being tickled pink.

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