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Fever Ray @ Webster Hall in September (more by Ryan Muir)
Fever Ray

Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to write the music for their opera based on Charles Darwin and his book 'On the Origin of the Species', The Knife decided to make this a collaborative process, working with artists Mt. Sims and Planningtorock for the first time, to capture the huge width of the Darwin and evolution theme. They extensively researched Darwin related literature and articles, with Olof attending a field recording workshop in the Amazon to find inspiration and to record sounds.
The Knife's 92-minute work is titled Tomorrow, In a Year. It comes out digitally on February 2nd and as a two-disc CD on March 1st through Rabid Records. You can buy the album digital and preorder the CD now through the band's site.

The track "Colouring Of Pigeons" from the opera is up as a free download on their site and the entire thing is streaming on NPR until Feb 2nd. Its live debut was overseas in September, and some upcoming European dates are below.

Fever Ray (aka the 1/2 of the Knife, Karin Dreijer-Andersson) will be playing this year's Coachella on Friday, April 16th. Fever Ray recently won the Year's Best Dance Artist prize at "P3 Gold" in Gothenburg. See her "acceptance speech" that many are either comparing to Lady Gaga or saying was a tribute to Lady Gaga's 'shocking' VMA appearance, with the new CD's tracklist and tour dates, below...

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'Tomorrow, In a Year' tracklist
CD 1
01. Intro
02. Epochs
03. Geology
04. Upheaved
05. Minerals
06. Ebb Tide Explorer
07. Variation of Birds
08. Letter to Henslow
09. Schoal Swarm Orchestra

CD 2
01. Annie's Box
02. Tumult
03. Colouring of Pigeons
04. Seeds
05. Tomorrow in a Year
06. The Height of Summer

Bonus track
07. Annie's Box (alt. vocal)

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Fever Ray receives years best dance artist at "P3 Gold" in Gothenburg.

The Knife - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 29 - Feb 1 Dansens Hus, Stockholm #
Mar 22 Budapest Spring Festival @
Jun 05 Städtische Bühne, Münster #
# Tomorrow, In a Year
@ Operation: Orfeo

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Comments (14)

do not refer to fever ray as "lady gaga-like". lady gaga is a poor man's fever ray.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 11:09 AM

seriously. h8 lady gaga comparisons

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 11:11 AM

Lady Gaga is a a curse.
Fever Ray is a blessing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 11:26 AM

this is not a lady gaga stunt. this lady's truly strange, in the best sense!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 11:30 AM

Lady Gaga bows at the feet of Fever Ray

Posted by dave | January 28, 2010 11:37 AM

^ haha! exactly what i was gonna say ^

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 11:37 AM

this opera is pretty intense by the way
creation and evolution
beautiful

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 12:09 PM

how silly to compare fever Ray to lady Caca

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 4:08 PM

That's the closest the Rongedal Twins will get to a Fever Ray collaboration.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 6:41 PM

Fever Ray is fantastic. She was doing her thing, and she does it as a real freak should. I will be downloading that single. She made a new fan.

That other corporate dance girl only wishes she could be this outre and relevant. Sorry, corporations, you can't create uniqueness in an artist you pick up off the street.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 8:07 PM

well said 8:07

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 10:50 PM

What this actually reminds me of is, Black Hole; the comic by Charles Burns, the guy who did the cover to the Fever Ray album. It's about teenage mutant freaks who have to run away from home.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 9:45 AM

ver Ray album. It's about teenage mutant freaks who have to run away from home.

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