Entries tagged with: The Knife
THE KNIFE IN NORWAY (CRED)
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]
AND: You'll find a track by the Knife along with 36 other songs for download as part of RNR Star's Summer Mix
"The electro-rock brother-sister duo of Karin and Olof Dreijer--better known to you and me as The Knife--have finally announced their upcoming U.S. tour! Expect lots of masks, great tunes, and omnious synthesizers when the band take the stage this fall in NYC, San Francisco and LA."
THE KNIFE | 2006 TOUR DATES
WED NOV 1st - WEBSTER HALL, NYC
FRI NOV 3rd - MEZZANINE, SF
SAT NOV 4th - EL RAY THEATER, LA
"The Knife return with the magnificent ‘Silent Shout’ (20th Feb), a special limited edition release from their forthcoming album also titled ‘Silent Shout’ (released March 27th). The mesmerising Massive Attack-on-the-autobahn taster single ‘Silent Shout’ is, as you have come to expect from The Knife, backed by some Killer remixes. Williams delivers a rousing acidic re-wiring while Troy Pierce from Ritchie Hawtin’s M_nus records delivers a stunning mind expanding minimal voyage." [Contact Music]
* Stream the Knife's new single & remixes @ Rabid Records
* Scenestars has new MP3s
* Gorilla vs Bear has MP3s too
* Pitchfork gave Silent Shout an 8.6
* Antiville has a video
* STG has a live version of "Heartbeats" for download. (as seen on YANP)
* The BBC is streaming a Knife DJ session (thx pushkar)
* Sony is using Jose Gonzalez' version of Heartbeats in a commercial. Watch it.
* In case you missed it in the comments, Gorilla vs. Bear posted a mashup of the Knife's version with Jose's version.
* GVB also posted a non-Heartbeats track by the Knife