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The Romance Is Over

The Sleazy Listeners

Squirrelgirl Records proudly announces the release of the debut recording The Romance is Over by The Sleazy Listeners.

Music created with 21st century laptop precision which pays tribute to the lush orchestrations of a bygone era of schmaltz pop. The Sleazy Listeners combine the effortless digital wizardry of Norway’s Lasse Marhaug and the anti-crooning/collage of Canada’s Zev Asher.

The romance begins: Zev Asher met Lasse Marhaug in January 2001 in Norway, some 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The occasion was the Tromso International Film Festival. Zev was screening his documentary “What About Me: The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band”. Lasse was providing a laptop noise set after the film. It wasn’t long before the two became fast friends. After a night of particular debauchery, the boys put their clothes back on and decided that a collaboration was in order.

The Romance is Over is the culmination of two years of recording which Zev and Lasse mailed back and forth between Toronto and Trondheim.

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