Last we’d heard, our favorite Norwegian duo, Röyksopp, was due to release a follow up to 2009’s Junior this past April. But April 2010 came and went, with no new Röyksopp material anywhere to be found. This lovely duo felt they owed fans an explanation about the delayed new album, and have posted a letter on their website.
Here’s the full statement:
So… Regarding the release of Senior. As you correctly have noted, we promised you a release this April. We would like to start by apologizing for any false expectations this statement created. We love you, and we would never purposely misinform you. You see, instead of the release actually happening in April, a lot of other things happened.
Long story short, the toppling of the record industry finally rippled its way into our universe. As you all know, record companies have been having an “interesting” time lately, to say the least. Because of this, to ensure the best possible release scenario for Senior, we have gone through many changes on exactly who we’re releasing it with.
But now it’s all come together.
The album will be released at the end of August. And, even better, for those of you who live in places records are not released on time (and for everyone else too), we will also make the album available here on this website!
All in all, even though the extra wait is boring/ bad/ painful, this should be seen as good news. Senior is a very special release to us, and we would never release it without making sure it was in the best possible hands, when it comes to record companies and distribution. In a way, it’s almost fitting that it being a truly unique album, it would have a difficult start in life.
Best, Señor B + Señor B
The details of the release date, tracklisting and label information are yet to surface, but we’re sincerely hoping that the new Röyksopp will be worth the wait and a tour will soon follow!
In the meantime enjoy some vintage 2009 Röyksopp with the video for “Tricky Tricky”. It features Karin Dreijer Andersson (of The Knife and Fever Ray) on vocals.