Reflecting on The Knife’s visionary 2006 LP. More »
The people behind the one-day indie-music-retail blowout Record Store Day are hoping so; they’ve declared the third Saturday of every month Vinyl Saturday, on which limited-edition vinyl releases will be available at participating indie shops. The first installment is Saturday, June 20, and there will be four special releases on shelves that day: More »
For all the cynicism about “creating an image,” doing so really just means that an artist understands her own work well enough to put it in a proper visual context. Fever Ray is the solo project of Karin Dreijer, who in her work with the Knife has never had a problem nailing that act’s particular appeal, from shiny to dark. Fever Ray is nothing if not cinematic, and the images in the video for “When I Grow Up”—of twilight, water, edges, and hidden violence—work to create a particular emotional effect.
The first single from Fever Ray, the solo project… More »
Robyn, Lykke Li, and Karin Dreijer of the Knife… More »
If you heard the Knife’s last album, Silent Shout (and if you’re reading Idolator, odds are good that you did), you shouldn’t be too surprised with the sound of the solo album from the group’s vocalist, Karin Dreijer. “If I Had a Heart” features the same creepy pitch-shifted vocals dipping into a sort of chopped and screwed haze while slowly rotating organ lines churn underneath; if you left it on repeat, it would circle back on itself perfectly, and you could probably cause some serious psychological damage to your roommate if you locked the door to your bedroom and just kept it on blast for a few hours. What you may be surprised about, however, is that it seems to be referencing a Pete Seeger song.
The deranged electro of Silent Shout already sounded like the work of evil forest dwellers who would whisk your children away to cook them in a big pot. More »
Welcome to another edition of Track Marks, where your Idolators perform an autopsy on the latest MP3-blog sensation. Today, we look at the Swedish electro duo The Knife, whose Google Blogsearch results have been off the charts in the wake of their American live debut. More »