Coffeehouses of America rejoice: Your newest soundtrack has just come out. Full of folksy recollections and preening optimism, Kings of Convenience has created a mellow accompaniment for the beret and latte crowd.

Full of feel-good acoustic guitars, sentimentality, gentle uplifting lyrics and tons of harmonizing, Quiet is the New Loud sounds like a Simon & Garfunkel album, if the duo grew up in Norway. Kings of Convenience (Erlend