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Kings of Convenience Declare Their Dependence October 20th

Tracklisting Revealed Too!

Jul 23, 2009 Bookmark and Share

True to the title of their first album (2001's Quiet Is the New Loud), things have quieted down considerably for the Norwegian indie pop duo known as Kings of Convenience. It's already been five years since 2004's Riot on an Empty Street but according to a Stereogum report, The Kings have plans for more wooing. Responding to the music blog's questions regarding their protracted pause between projects, Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe offered this characteristically arty reason: "Recording a song is like drawing a perfect circle, but we are determined." Well, we can all stop determinably sketching circles because Declaration of Dependence is closing in on us! The Virgin release from the soft-spoken lounge act already has a hit single, called "Mrs. Cold." You can find that jazzy track, and others like that, running around the internet (including this very site) and various radio stations.

And if you just can't wait until the October 20th release of The King's third LP, this YouTube page also aggregates several Declaration tracks played for an extremely responsive audience in Seoul, Korea this past spring. Speaking of gushing fans, The Kings also posted the following e-postcard for fans on their website. (Click here for a bigger size.)

The breathy twosome declared their musical Dependence in studios in Italy, their hometown of Bergen, Norway and Øye's flat. The full tracklisting is below.

Declaration of Dependence:

01 24-25
02 Mrs. Cold
03 Me in You
04 Boat Behind
05 Rule My World
06 My Ship Isn't Pretty
07 Renegade
08 Power of Not Knowing
09 Peacetime Resistance
10 Freedom and Its Owner
11 Scars on Land
12 Second to Numb"
13 Riot on an Empty Street



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