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Mondo.NYC 2020 Showcase Artist

Sophie Auster

New York

Sophie Auster is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Brooklyn New York. She has released three LP’s and two EP’s over her career and is currently at work on new music during the lockdown. She has been very active during the time of isolation, hosting a weekly Instagram live show on Friday evenings, where she performs, takes requests from her audience and interviews guests. She has also been tirelessly using her voice to get out the vote for the 2020 election.

Auster’s music is replete with fantasy and escapism, a sonic fusion of bluesy folk-pop with cabaret dramatics reminiscent of Lana Del Rey and Sara Bareilles. The New York Times called her "sultry and folksy,” with “soul-(and teeth-)baring lyrics...that’s drawn comparisons to Fiona Apple and Gillian Welch.” Elle Magazine dubbed her “Auster on Fire.” Auster spent the better part of 2019 putting out new music and touring the US and Europe. Her last full length album, Next Time, was released in April 2019 through BMG worldwide and the EP, History Happens at Night, came out later that year on November 1st (BMG). She spent the summer of 2019 opening for Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductee Bryan Ferry and then spent a month in Europe on her own headlining tour.