MP3: Kings of Convenience – “Boat Behind” from Declaration of Dependence, out now on EMI/Astralwerks.
Nothing unexpected here, but if you’re looking for something shocking from the Kings of Convenience, you’re probably looking in the wrong part of Norway. Here we’ve got more of the delicate harmonies and gentle fiddles over groovy, swinging acoustic guitars and upright bass that we’ve always loved from the duo. Quiet, once again, is the (no longer very) new loud. Or, as Johnny Loftus put it in 2001, Herbal Tea is the New Moonshine. And it’s still good.