The Whitest Boy Alive, the German and Norwegian quartet headed up by Kings Of Convenience member Erlend Øye, is no more. The band issued a statement over email explaining their demise. It’s pretty short and sweet, the key line being: “The Rules we made for ourself became a Golden Cage.” Very poetic, Whitest Boy Alive! And very unnecessary capitalization! In any case, here’s the full statement complete with all their shout-outs.
We are no longer composing or playing together as The Whitest Boy Alive.
The Rules we made for ourself became a Golden Cage.
Thanks for all the support and love we have received during the years.
Special mention goes out to: Mexico, Roskilde, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf,
Colombia, Geoff McFetridge, WMF, Tape, Atilano Gonzales, Jonas Verwijnen,
Mathias Powerline, Midnight Magic, Dena, The New Wine, Rubies, Kakkmaddafakka,
Cafe Cairo, Trebbi, Brisbane, Belgrade, Paradiso, Sarajevo, Fred Falke, Morgan Geist,
Tokyo, Cat5, Moodymann, John Selway, Jenne Grabowski, Nilgün, Jan Simon,
Norman Nitzsche, GigMex, K7, Zebralution, Grooveattack, Smalltown Supersound,
fuck you Ola Borgström, Sleeping Star, Aksara, KangnMusic, Marie Staritz, Saap,
Markus Ellmer, Arnold and Sascha Steinfurt.
Erlend, Marcin, Sebastian, Daniel.
Pour one out while enjoying the group’s 2006 debut album Dreams.