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Leif Vollebekk Navigates “Hypnotic Whorl Of Melancholia” (NPR) On New LP ‘Twin Solitude’ - Out Today

Leif Vollebekk Navigates "Hypnotic Whorl Of Melancholia" (NPR) On New LP 'Twin Solitude' - Out Today On Secret City Records

Performing At New York's Mercury Lounge This Tuesday February 28, Full North American Tour Slated For April And May

Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk released 'Twin Solitude' today on Secret City Records. The new record has received an abundance of early attention: lead single "Elegy" has been described as "devastatingly beautiful" by NPR Music and "lovely, soulful and spare" by Brooklyn Vegan. The Fader premiered advance track “Into The Ether” and praised Vollebekk's "passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere." The next day, “Into The Ether” was added to Spotify's New Music Friday playlist in twelve countries and soared up their U.S. Viral 50 chart upon release. In December, Leif was named a World Cafe Next artist and he was WXPN's Artist to Watch for January 2017. Live sessions with World Cafe and WFUV will air this week, and ‘Twin Solitude’ is currently spinning on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and Sirius XM’s The Loft. Leif was profiled in this week’s Village Voice, who proclaim “the album exudes a meditative joy.”

Watch Leif's "Elegy" music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqGxIbN-DFY

Watch Leif perform "All Night Sedans" live at the Paste Studios in New York: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/leif-vollebekk-all-night-sedans.html

Vollebekk wrote the ten-song ‘Twin Solitude’ while re-calibrating from a creatively taxing period on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t feel right to him. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road: finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, a Nick Drake record. 

 

Leif’s international tour will kick off on Tuesday at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, and he’s just announced new North American dates for April and May. This expanded tour will take him across the continent for the first time since releasing ‘Twin Solitude.’ A full list of dates is below.

Tour Dates:

2/28/17 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

3/2/17 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe 

3/5/17 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee *

3/6/17 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand *

3/7/17 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik *

3/8/17 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas *

3/9/17 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA *

3/11/17 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich *

3/12/17 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido *

3/13/17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ LaLoca *

3/14/17 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena *

3/16/17 - Milan, Italy @ Magnolia *

3/17/17 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F *

3/19/17 - Munich, Germany @ Strom *

3/20/17 - Cologne, Germany @ Kulturkirche *

3/21/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso *

3/22/17 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Bar *

3/23/17 - Paris, France @ Le Pop Up *

3/25/17 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt *

3/26/17 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla *

3/27/17 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega *

3/28/17 - Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tut’s *

3/29/17 - Edinburgh, Scotland @ Mash House *

3/31/17 - Belfast, Ireland @ Voodoo *

4/1/17 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2 *

4/2/17 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute *

4/3/17 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall *

4/13/17 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle 

4/14/17 – Ottawa, ON @ First Baptist 

4/16/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall

4/20/17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

4/21/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live Upstairs

4/25/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

4/26/17 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

4/29/17 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club 

5/1/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

5/3/17 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

5/4/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

5/6/17 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic

5/7/17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

5/8/17 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge

5/10/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

5/12/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

5/13/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

5/16/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

* With Gregory Alan Isakov

‘Twin Solitude’ track listing:

1. Vancouver Time

2. All Night Sedans

3. Elegy

4. Into the Ether

5. Big Sky Country

6. Michigan

7. Road to Venus

8. East of Eden

9. Telluride

10. Rest

Leif Vollebekk Online:

@leifvollebekk
leifvollebekk.com/
facebook.com/leifvollebekk/
instagram.com/leifvollebekk

Secret City Records Online:

@secretcityrcrds
secretcityrecords.com
facebook.com/secretcityrecords
instagram.com/secretcityrecords

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