Dylan Mondegreen returns with his fourth album Every Little Step coming April 8 on limited edition vinyl (with download), Compact Disc and digital formats.
Dylan Mondegreen is a pseudonym for Norwegian recording artist Børge Sildnes. He has been releasing quality pop music since the mid-2000s and has acquired a very dedicated fan-base worldwide. His previous S/T album, released on Shelflife in 2012, was met with critical aclaim. Pitchfork has said "Indie-pop has entered its soft-rock phase and it sound pretty good" and AllMusic "likely one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2012, and most any year that came before."
Although the new album sounds unmistakably like Dylan Mondegreen, the approach in the studio was quite different this time around. "The idea was to do it fast, mostly live in the studio, and to avoid many of the usual studio tricks. It sounds like a contradiction, but I like to to think of this as my punk album. Only it's still pop music, recorded with nylon-stringed guitars, brilliant musicians and family-oriented lyrics," describes Børge.
The intimate family life theme of the previous album continues on Every Little Step with his trademark lyrical melancholy against uplifting tunes. On the title track and first single, he sings: "How I wish you could have stayed here, to see her grow, let her know all the stories from my childhood, give us advice." Børge explains "That song is about the beauty of seeing my daughter growing up, but at the same time missing my mother, who died not long before my daughter was born. That void in my life can never be filled, to see them get to know and enjoy each other."
For fans of: Jens Lekman, Belle and Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, Acid House Kings, Sondre Lerche, Prefab Sprout
Praise for Dylan Mondegreen:
"4.5 out 5! ...it's likely one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2012, and most any year that came before."
- All Music
"gorgeous and lush"
"4.5 out 5! ...makes me supremely happy"
- The Falcon's Nest
"If you're saddened by the dark nights, crap weather and freezing cold, stick this album on and bathe in its ability to whisk you away to a happier, warmer place. You won't regret it."
- Music Muso
"A pop masterpiece"
- Atlas and the Anchor
"Increase with depth and interest on each listening."
"Dylan Mondegreen is a lovely, serene album for lovers of well-crafted, expansive pop and heartfelt simplistic tales of love and loss."
- Rhythm and Booze
"a Norwegian songwriter who hasn't released anything since 2009's The World Spins On. He writes sad, sweet songs - dare I make a Blueboy comparison? Perhaps! There are equal measures of Jens Lekman, Acid House Kings and Sufjan Stevens in there, too."
- NME, Jacob Graham (The Drums)
"Indie-pop has entered its soft-rock phase, and ... it sounds pretty good"
Every Little Step
Catalogue number: LIFE134
Pressing: limited edition LP: 500 copies worldwide
Artwork by: Børge Sildnes
1. For The Innocent And Young
2. Every Little Step
3. Mens I Føl De Hæm
4. Every Flashlight May Blind You
5. Nothing Lasts Forever
6. Headphones On
7. Slepp Taket
8. I Only Want You To Be Cruel
9. The Ghost Of Christmas Past
10. Lost In A Song
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