Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on September 2, 2006

The KnifeThe Knife

One of the most anticipated (and adulated) sets of the weekend came from Swedish siblings Olof and Karin of The Knife. A trip to their webpage bills the Silent Shout tour as "An Audio Visual Experience," and that is no lie. The duo remains behind a black-tinted scrim for the show's duration, with futuristic (and abstract) images projected from both sides. Some will scream "Blue Man Group!" and, frankly, they'll be right. But the body-paint-and-neon mixed with the jittery dance moves and inhuman detachment work with the Swedes' "mysterious" aura (and awesome material). I hear the duo only intended on playing five shows as The Knife; Øya marked their eighth already, and their first US show at Webster Hall will be the twelfth. This means that we Americans are very lucky; "Heartbeats" will kill any (and every) crowd it meets, and I'm sure that the upcoming indoor-club dates will be well-loved bouts of art-school worship and reefer madness. [Amrit Stereogum in Norway]

The Knife added a 2nd late show at Webster Hall on November 1st. The previously announced show on that date was pushed back two hours to become the early show. Not everyone is happy about that.


AND: You'll find a track by the Knife along with 36 other songs for download as part of RNR Star's Summer Mix



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Comments (7)

This is gonna be the best show this year! correction, the best two shows this year!

Posted by Eduardo | September 3, 2006 12:32 AM

People must be refunding their tickets because TicketWeb has the 6 PM show for sale again. Just snagged one!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2006 2:55 PM

sometimes record companies hold tickets fpr bigger shows & let them go last minute if they dont need its always good to check day of show

Posted by jt | September 3, 2006 5:14 PM

But did you listen to the older records by The Knife? I actually liked DeepCuts so much more, i really looked forward to Silent Shout but was pretty disappointed...
And if you go to the concert, be sure to be standing close to the stage, because in Sweden, the stage was pretty low, so shorter people missed out a lot of the visual show.
Anna, Stockholm, Sweden

Posted by anna | September 4, 2006 12:23 PM

not sure if you were aware. the presets are doing an in-store at the union square virgin megastore tomorrow:

Posted by diana | September 4, 2006 2:23 PM

its CMJ, an earlier show might be better so you don't miss another rad show...presets tonight!

Posted by david. | September 5, 2006 1:11 PM

not too bad
nice!! i can't express how much I love IT, oh yeah, the nation are pretty good too.

Posted by WOW GOLD | December 3, 2008 1:28 AM

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