The Whitest Boy Alive: “Serious”

DATE:
March 6th, 2020
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After a long, long wait, our beloved The Whitest Boy Alive are finally back with a brand-new single called “Serious”. The superb track marks the band’s first release of original material since the release of their second album “Rules” all the way back in 2009. It feels so good to have them back in such fine form. So let’s hope for a new album soon.

Colour us excited!

The single “Serious” is out now via Bubbles Records. Buy it here.

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Sunday #203

DATE:
October 5th, 2014
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[Photo by Navis]

A track for Sunday:

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Erlend Øye: “Bad Guy Now”

Take a slow ride with Erlend Øye’s superb song “Bad Guy Now”, one of our favorite tracks from his new solo album “Legao”, out now through Bubble Records. Buy it here.

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Download: “20 Tracks For 200 Sundays” – A Mixtape by La.Ga.Sta.

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Erlend Øye: “Rainman” Video

DATE:
September 29th, 2014
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We already shared with you two videos from Erlend Øye’s upcoming new album “Legao”, the adorable “Garota” and the live studio session video for “Fence Me In”, and today our beloved Norwegian musician has dropped this lovely handmade animated video for his new single “Rainman”, directed by Clara Cebrian.

Erlend Øye’s second solo album “Legao”, recorded in collaboration with Iceland’s finest reggae band Hjálmar, will drop on October 3 via Bubbles Records. Pre-order here.

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Erlend Øye: “La Prima Estate”

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Erlend Øye: “Fence Me In”

DATE:
September 13th, 2014
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Less than a month away from the release of his new album “Legao”, his first solo record since 2003′s “Unrest”, Norwegian singer/producer/musician Erlend Øye takes us into the studio in Reykjavik where “Legao” was recorded with this video for his new single “Fence Me In”. The new album, which was recorded in collaboration with Iceland’s finest reggae band Hjálmar, will contain ten English-language pop tracks. Just in case you missed it, watch the adorable video for the record’s superb first single “Garota” here.

Erlend Øye’s second solo album “Legao” will drop on October 3 via Bubbles Records. Pre-order your copy here.

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Erlend Øye: “La Prima Estate”

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Erlend Øye: “Garota” Video

DATE:
July 18th, 2014
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The recent news of The Whitest Boy Alive splitting up filled us with sadness, but at least Erlend Øye’s forthcoming new solo album called “Legao” is consolation enough. Today, the Norwegian singer/producer/musician has shared the beautiful video for the album’s first single “Garota”, which was shot in Seoul, and starring Korean actress Hana Lee.

The album “Legao”, his first record since 2003′s “Unrest”, will contain ten English-language pop tracks, recorded in collaboration with Hjálmar, Iceland’s most popular reggae band, at their studio in Reykjavik. “Legao” will arrive on October 3 via Bubbles Records. You can pre-order your copy here.

Directed by Michael Beech.

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Erlend Øye: “La Prima Estate”

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Erlend Øye: “La Prima Estate”

DATE:
July 28th, 2013
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Erlend Øye: “La Prima Estate”

Finally something new from our beloved Erlend Øye. After moving to Italy last year, it was only a matter of time before the Norwegian singer/producer/musician Erlend Øye (of Kings of Convenience and the Whitest Boy Alive fame) wrote his first song in Italian. So here’s “La Prima Estate”, a perfect Italian pop track for these hot summer days. La vita è bella.

“La Prima Estate”, a song about his friend Lucia and her day of graduation, was recorded in Berlin, backed by the musicians of The Whitest Boy Alive on bass, drums and synthesizer. Erlend Øye plays the electric guitar and mandolin, while Victor Abrahamsson is responsible for the song’s signature flute melodies. Can we have the new Whitest Boy Alive album now, please?

Erlend Øye’s “La Prima Estate” is out now via Bubbles Records. Get it here.

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Sunday #100

DATE:
June 10th, 2012
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Yes! Today marks the 100th Sunday track since the series began two years ago in 2010. It’s been a long, long journey. We can’t think of a better way to close the first chapter than choosing one of our favorite songs from The Whitest Boy Alive. “Island” brings back so many good memories. Ride with us.

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The Whitest Boy Alive: “Island”

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Kakkmaddafakka: “Hest”

DATE:
February 25th, 2011
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Norwegian indie pop band Kakkmaddafakka (means Party Animals) released today their second album, entitled “Hest”, through Bubbles, the label created by The Whitest Boy Alive to edit their own productions. The album features nine stunning catchy indie pop tracks, very groovy and danceable. “Restless” is the first single off their record and was produced by none other than Erlend Øye (The Whitest Boy Alive, Kings Of Convenience). Watch the funny video for “Restless”, made by artist and designer Mario Urban below:

Kakkmaddafakka’s “Hest” is out now. Buy it here and here.

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Favorite Albums of 2009

DATE:
December 29th, 2009
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1. The xx – The xx
2. The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
4. jj – jj n° 2
5. Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
6. Miike Snow – Miike Snow
7. Pet Shop Boys – Yes
8. La Roux – La Roux
9. CFCF – Continent
10. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

FAVORITE REISSUE OF 2009:
Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha

FAVORITE COMPILATION OF 2009:
Various Artists – Valerie And Friends

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Favorite Tracks of 2009

DATE:
December 24th, 2009
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Classixx: “I’ll Get You” (feat. Jeppe)
Bat For Lashes: “Daniel”
La Roux: “Bulletproof”
The Whitest Boy Alive: “Island”
Pet Shop Boys: “The Way It Used To Be”
The xx: “Islands”
Siriusmo: “High Together”
Hurts: “Wonderful Life”
Grizzly Bear: “Two Weeks”
Fake Blood: “I Think I Like It”
Washed Out: “Feel It All Around”
JJ: “My Hopes And Dreams”
usic Go Music: “Warm In The Shadows”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Heads Will Roll”
Acid Washed: “General Motors, Detroit, America”
Röyksopp: “Vision One”
Girls: “Hellhole Ratrace”
Grum: “Heartbeats”
Golden Silvers: “True Romance”
Tiga: “Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore”
The Drums: “Let’s Go Surfing”
Warpaint: “Billie Holiday”
Kasabian: “Where Did All The Love Go?”
Still Going: “Spaghetti Circus”
The Big Pink: “Dominos”
Yuksek: “So Far Away From The Sea” [Extended Remix]
80kidz: “Miss Mars”
Memory Tapes: “Green Knight”
Zwicker: “Who You Are” [Feat. Heidi Happy]
Here We Go Magic: “Fangela”
Simian Mobile Disco: “Cruel Intentions” [feat. Beth Ditto]
Annie: “Songs Remind Me Of You”
The Horrors: “Sea Within A Sea”
Ellie Goulding: “Under The Sheets”
Matt & Kim: “Daylight
Ali Love: “Diminishing Returns”
Sally Shapiro: “Moonlight Dancing”
Desire: “”If I Can’t Hold You”
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool: “Dance The Way I Feel”
Camera Obscura: “French Navy”

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