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Kings of Convenience, Seth Pettersen and the Undertow @ Music Box, Hollywood 10/26/11

With their last show in Los Angeles dating back nearly six years ago at the Troubadour, Kings of Convenience returned without a new album or any merchandise for sale and still easily sold out the Music Box. Some of many highlights of the evening included their cover of “Thirteen” by Big Star, “Homesick” and “I’d… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 27, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Kings Of Convenience Do Fallon, Finally

When Kings Of Convenience made it to NYC so many years after Quiet Is The New Loud, their show at Bowery Ballroom grabbed headlines upon announcement, and even more upon Feist’s cameo. For some reason all sorts of theories and rumors circulated when Kings Of Convenience pulled out of their scheduled appearance on Fallon’s LateMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2010 - 9:37 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

New Kings Of Convenience Video – “Mrs. Cold”

Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe stuck to the letter of the title in “Boat Behind.” Expanding things in the F Nemeta-directed clip for the oddly Jack Johnson-esque Declaration Of Dependence track “Mrs. Cold,” the duo give us a number of potential “Mrs. Cold”‘s. (Though you know it’s really just one of them.) To set… More »

By: brandon / September 29, 2009 - 9:14 am

New Kings Of Convenience Video – “Boat Behind”

The Kings don’t play (word) games. Declaration Of Dependence’s first track to get a video comes right out with it: “So we meet again, after several years of separation.” Five of them, actually, a period of time that saw Erlend Øye prove there was no one whiter (or into sparse, heavy-lidded funk) while a gradually… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2009 - 9:23 am

Kings Of Convenience (And Feist) @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 9/10/09

Kings Of Convenience summon silence. Bowery Ballroom was thoroughly hushed for KoC’s first NYC show in ages last night, a palpable silence perfect for hearing every note of the Norwegian duo’s forthcoming Declaration Of Dependence LP tunes, and even more so for being distracted by each camera’s click no matter where in the room it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 11, 2009 - 6:14 am

Kings Of Convenience Declare Dependence

The Norwegian folk duo’s third studio album now has a title (Declaration Of Dependence) and release date (10/20 via Virgin). Check the tracklist and take another listen to first single “Mrs. Cold” here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2009 - 6:24 pm

New Kings Of Convenience – “Mrs. Cold”

After giving us a progress report and getting us all excited, things have quieted down on the Kings Of Convenience front. What’s taking so long? The Kings told us, “Recording a song is like drawing a perfect circle, but we are determined.” OK. Well it would seem the perfectly circular new KoC release is imminent… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 12:25 pm

The 20 Albums We’re Most Excited To Hear In 2009

There a few more days of pretending to look busy at work ahead, but as far as our iTunes are concerned 2009 can’t get here soon enough. We’re done with the lists. It’s time for the new. We pored over the album-release sheets, took myriad Progress Reports, and narrowed the field to a list of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 18, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Progress Report: Kings Of Convenience

NAME: Kings of Convenience
PROGRESS REPORT: Recording their third studio LP, Quiet IS The New Loud (working title), at Esagono Studios near Reggio Emilia, Italy

Things are coming full circle for Kings Of Convenience, at least as album titles go. “We have thought about Quiet IS The New Loud, says Erlend Øye of their… More »

By: Jessica / December 1, 2008 - 5:20 pm

Norman Palm Loves The ’80s

Anything to show a little love to Erl. Berlin-based “Swinger-Songwriter” has put together a little ’80s covers project including a cover of the Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” featuring our favorite Whitest Boy Alive on trombone. But it’s not just for the sake of Øye we post — Norm’s finger-picked bedsit lullaby take is infectious. More »

By: Stereogum / October 12, 2007 - 5:10 pm

Alternate Whitest Boy Alive Video – “Golden Cage”

To the extent that we follow graphic designers’ careers, Geoff McFetridge is king; he’s created the opening sequences to Adaptation and Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, he’s a sneaker and skateboard designer, and now he’s an animator for Erland Øye’s awesome Whitest Boy Alive project. The last illusionated vid we posted for “Golden Cage” was a… More »

By: Stereogum / April 19, 2007 - 4:44 pm

My Name Is Erl

Stereogum hearts Erlend Oye, whether he’s in Simøn & Garfunkel mode with Kings Of Convenience or getting his DJ kicks on the dancefloor. And he’s yet another artist who has covered “There Is A Light…”

Mr. Oye’s new project is The Whitest Boy Alive, a laid back electropop group that’s actually not electro after… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2006 - 3:26 pm