Erlend Øye

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't think I've done this before, but there's a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Progress Report

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 …
Jessica | December 1, 2008 - 5:20 pm

More Erlend Øye stories

Erlend Øye – “Rainman” Video

Erlend Øye has released a video for "Rainman," off the upcoming album Legao. This is Øye's first solo project since 2003's Unrest. (He was supposed…
Maggie Stamets | September 29, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Erlend Øye – “Garota” Video

Erlend Øye is best-know for his work in a couple of groups, the possibly-broken-up Kings Of Convenience and the definitely-broken-up Whitest Boy Alive, but he'll…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 10:59 am

The Whitest Boy Alive Break Up

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…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 10:06 am

Erlend Øye – “Fence Me In”

Did Kings Of Convenience break up? This is not a rhetorical question; I can't find confirmation either way, but as of 2014, it will be…
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Erlend Øye – “La Prima Estate” Video

Erlend Øye is a Norwegian musician who makes up one half of Kings of Convenience; he also records solo albums. Following 2003's Unrest, Øye recently…
Liz Pelly | August 11, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Kakkmaddafakka – “Bill Clinton”

Norwegian indie rockers Kakkmaddafakka are a cheeky lot (say their name out loud and that characteristic is pretty clear). With "Bill Clinton," the band hits…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 20, 2013 - 11:37 am

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?
Amrit Singh | July 17, 2009 - 12:25 pm

New Whitest Boy Alive – “Island”

In the excitement over the prospect of a new Kings of Convenience album, we nearly forgot to check in with Erlend Øye's other group Whitest…
Scott Lapatine | January 15, 2009 - 11:06 am

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…
Stereogum | October 12, 2007 - 5:10 pm

New Whitest Boy Alive Video – “Golden Cage”

Italian online TV station QOOB held a fan-made video contest for Erlend Øye-project The Whitest Boy Alive, and the winning clip is a treat for…
Stereogum | January 25, 2007 - 6:12 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…
Scott Lapatine | May 24, 2006 - 3:26 pm

DJ Mixes Usually Suck, But…

Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway's answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre. 1. Jurgen Paape…
Stereogum | April 30, 2004 - 4:53 pm