Worst Band Name…Ever Whitest Boy Alive


Okay, so it’s
technically a Kings of Convenience (not the greatest name either) side project.
But that’s no excuse.


By Blurt Staff


The NME is reporting on the impending arrival of Rules by the unfortunately named The
Whitest Boy Alive, which is a project mounted by the Kings of Convenience’s
Erland Oye. It’s due March 3 and is the followup to 2006’s Dreams. Since we have better things to do than track down the
record and give it a lesson – be honest: wouldn’t you be embarrassed to be
caught holding a record by a band called The Whitest Boy Alive? – we’ll copy
the hyperventilating, scintillating Amazon.com product blurb for Dreams:


“You may know Erlend Øye from Kings of Convenience. The
Bergen-based Norwegian singer has been a huge figure in the electronic music
scene for years, but with Whitest Boy Alive, his new project with German DJ Marcin
Oez, Erlend’s gone the opposite route, creating stripped down rock music
without layering, editing or effects. The simple combination of drums, bass,
guitar and Erlend’s breezy, yet intimate voice create a sound that is both
funky and melancholy. A truly original pop band making the simplest sounding
dance songs in the most organic way, this is one of the best rock albums you
will hear this year.”


Oy. Well, alright then! And a photo’s worth a thousand
words, too…


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