Release Date: Jul 27, 2004
Record label: Astralwerks
Genre(s): Indie, Pop
It's three years since the Kings of Convenience released their debut album, Quiet Is the New Loud. As references to Simon & Garfunkel and Nick Drake became commonplace, Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Oye tiptoed away to Ibiza. Having given clubbers the most graceful of comedowns, Boe returned to university in Norway, while Oye made a solo album and immersed himself in dance culture.
Riot on an Empty Street ends a long period of inactivity for Kings of Convenience. During their three-year layoff Erlend Øye could be found making solo records and DJing while Eirik Glambek Boe was finishing his psychology degree. Luckily for fans of beautiful vocals and thoughtful indie pop, they decided to get back together. What this band is all about is the sound of Boe and Øye's voices blended together in harmony.