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10 February, 2017Print

Leif Vollebekk Premieres "All Night Sedans" via Rolling Stone France

New Album 'Twin Solitude' Out Feb 24, Support From NPR Music, The Fader, World Cafe North American Tour Expanded Into May

Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has debuted “All Night Sedans,” the third song from his upcoming album ‘Twin Solitude’ (Feb 24 / Secret City Records). You can listen to the track here: http://www.rollingstone.fr/leif-vollebekk-la-douceur-soul-folk-de-all-night-sedans/.

 

Like many songs on Vollebekk’s new record, “All Night Sedans” was inspired by small but impactful vignettes from a life on the road: a sign on a Florida highway, a moment in a favorite TV show, an impassioned Kate Bush listening session. Vollebekk wrote ‘Twin Solitude’ as he was re-calibrating after a time where his own songs just didn’t feel right to him. Opening himself up to the beauty in these small moments proved to be an effective remedy, the bulk of ‘Twin Solitude’ came to him in just one sitting.

 

The premiere of “All Night Sedans” follows glowing write-ups from The Fader and NPR Songs We Love for ‘Twin Solitude’ tracks “Into The Ether” and “Elegy.” NPR proclaimed “Elegy” to be a “devastatingly beautiful” song and Brooklyn Vegan premiered the music video, dubbing it “equally striking.” The Fader premiered “Into The Ether,” praising Leif’s “passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies” as the track quickly shot up Spotify’s Viral 50 charts.

 

Leif was WXPN’s Artist To Watch for January and World Café featured two of his songs as part of their Next series in December.  His international tour will start February 28 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.

 

Leif released his break-through sophomore album ‘North Americana’ in 2013, and since then has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and shared stages with Daniel Lanois, Beth Orton, Sinéad O'Connor, Patrick Watson, Coeur de Pirate, William Fitzsimmons and Sam Amidon. His 2010 debut ‘Inland’ was described as “beautiful, memorable and moving” by NPR and “timeless and monumental” by the Independent UK.

"He's definitely written his name in the pantheon of Soul-Folk musicians." - Rolling Stone (FR)

 

Preorder 'Twin Solitude' and download/stream “Elegy,” “Into The Ether” and ‘’All Night Sedans’’ here: http://smarturl.it/TwinS_All

 

Watch the “Elegy” video here: https://youtu.be/SqGxIbN-DFY

 

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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