I was just thinking about them the other day. Two shows back in February of 2005 I was lucky enough to attend are some of my favorite Bowery moments since moving to NYC. Apparently, after a few years of time off and side projects, the Kings of Convenience are finally working on a new album!!!!!..........!!!!! On their myspace, they say:
after some small tours in norway during the autumn/winter,
we´re getting pretty confident about 9 of the new songs. but still
nothing recorded and ready to go, mostly because we are not sure about
HOW to record it. i have seen "news" of our new record coming out in
april. this is not based in reality. but life is good. the rain only
lasts for an hour or so here in bergen, then we can walk around in and
breathe the fresh air and figure out something useful to spend the day
doing. xxxxxxxxx. looking forward to play korea in april, sweden in may
and portugal in july.
Erlend announced during the last concert in Seoul that KoC will start
recording the new album today in Korea.
During the aforementioned Korea shows they played a couple new jams with a full band - a violinist, drummer, and bassist joined them on tour. I won't lie - the new tunes are solid. Check for yourself below: