Published Feb 19, 2016Original vinyl copies of Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience's early discography are pretty hard to come by these days, which seems, well, pretty damn inconvenient. If you're looking to grab any of the Bergen-bred band's older material on wax and don't want to cough up a fat wad of cash, you're in luck, as a round of reissues are on the way.
Modern Vinyl reports that the first three albums from the band are due to drop this spring. An Amazon listing notes represses of 2001's Quiet Is the New Loud LP and remix collection Versus, as well as a fresh press of 2004's Riot on an Empty Street, arrive on April 8 via Astralwerks. It should be noted that these will also be the first North American vinyl pressings of these albums.
Listings from retailer Bullmoose also confirm that the records have been pressed onto coloured wax. Quiet Is the New Loud shows up on blue vinyl, Versus pops up on red vinyl, and Riot on an Empty Street will be delivered on brown vinyl.
Would you rather "dance" with an OG copy? Well, the first press of Quiet is the New Loud currently sells on Discogs from anywhere between $100 and $200 CDN, while the 2004 UK press of Riot On an Empty Street has yielded close to $270.
Perhaps more surprisingly, someone selling the folk unit's experimental remix collection Versus has grabbed $275 from another fan.
Comprising songwriters Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, Kings of Convenience have not issued an album since 2009's Declaration of Dependence.