I’m not going to lie; I haven’t thought about Kings of Convenience in some time; they’ve not released new music in almost 12 years…though I’ll cop to checking in on Erlend from time to time. They return today with a new single and an announcement of Peace or Love, their brand new album, and honestly, not much seems to have changed between Eirik and Erlend. They’re still using incredible acoustic guitar play to mold these wonderful melodies, then intertwining their voices majestically, all of it aided by some feathery string arrangements to build in some texture. Honestly, this gives me the feels and takes me back to the early 00s, and I don’t mind that one bit. Their new LP is out June 18th.
If this picture doesn’t say it all for you, then you’ll have to listen to the ongoing project from Kings of Convenience genius Erlend Oye, Whitest Boy Alive. This song, “Island,” comes off the bands newest effort, which is said to hit stateside this March.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/11-the_whitest_boy_alive-island1.mp3]
Download: Whitest Boy Alive – Island [MP3]