Kings of Convenience are well known in the Indie community, but the band’s leader, Erlend Øye, has a newer and less known side project: The Whitest Boy Alive. Øye is Norwegian, but the band is actually based in Germany.
Their debut album ‘Dreams’ is an experimental mix of electric keyboard and chord rhythms making almost gloriously perfect sound. The songs are clean, minimalist, clever and pretty-sounding… sort of in the Belle & Sebastian style. Some songs work beautifully; others were extended a bit too much. After listening to the whole album, the melodies differ enough from each other, which is and aspect that I usually look for in an Indie band.
If you like this kind of music… and colors, then you’ll probably love this video. Enjoy!
“Golden Cage” by the Whitest Boy Alive