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new Knife opera album streaming, MP3, release info (plus, watch a Lady Gaga-like Fever Ray accept an award)

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…

‘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)

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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