Oct 24 2006

The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams

Published by at 11:06 pm under MP3's

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The Kings of Convenience are well known in the indie community, but the band’s front man, Erlend Øye, has a newer, less known side project, The Whitest Boy Alive (no, they weren’t refering to me, thanks though!). I’ve heard a few songs from the album in the past, but tonight’s the first time I got a full listen. If you don’t mind having an album that’s not revolutionary, then I think that you’d like it. It’s an experimental album, where the songs have basic chord rhythms. Sometimes those rhythms work, sometimes they feel a bit drawn out. Listening to the album as a whole, the melodies differ enough from each other, however, the vibes seem similar. I do enjoy songs on the album though, much more than I would if I looked for a deeper meaning.

As it states on the band’s minimalist website, “The whitest boy alive started as an electronic dance music project in 2003. it has slowly developed into a band without any programmed elements.” Erlend Øye is Norwegian, but the band is actually based in Berlin. That’s Germany.

The Whitest Boy Alive knew that they would have big shoes to fill the second they chose to make that their band name. I don’t think there has been such a stupid name since “Say Hi to your mom”. It seems like these bands’ are more interested in receiving bad feedback on their names than positive feedback on their music. People only focus on stupid band names when the band has good music. As for me, when my band becomes official, we will call ourselves “I Named My Band After You.” Our debut album will be entitled “This Album is Self-Titled”. Now we just have to make the music…

Dreams:

The Whitest Boy Alive – Done With You

The Whitest Boy Alive – Burning

To hear more go to the The Whitest Boy Alive’s Myspace and buy Dreams at Amazon.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams”

  1. Davidon 25 Oct 2006 at 9:34 pm

    I just recently got into Kings of Convenience, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  2. Alieon 11 Nov 2006 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve heard a couple of songs by these guys before, but I never thought much about them after. But you’ve definitely piqued my interest with the songs you listed here.

    It’s hard to find a site like yours, one that has super high-quality tunes and bits of writing that I actually want to read.

    I stumbled across indiemuse by looking up Sondre Lerche’s new song, and I’m very glad I did, because this is definitely what I’d call a goldmine. Your taste is excellent. Please do keep it up.

  3. David(indiemuse)on 14 Nov 2006 at 8:57 am

    I’m so honored that you consider my site to be a goldmine–i couldn’t be more happy knowing that you’ve found music that you enjoy. Thank you for writing such a thoughtful comment! It really means a great deal to me.

  4. Jennifer Leachmanon 18 Jan 2007 at 8:43 am

    Google is the best search engine

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