Posts Tagged ‘Karin Dreijer Andersson’

January 25, 2018

Though I’m still rather dejected over the retirement of Swedish experimental electro-pop collective The Knife, I’ve been elated for the past few months over the return of Karin Dreijer Andersson’s other project, Fever Ray, who’d been silent for well over eight years before the sudden release of her sophomore album Plunge. Fever Ray’s strange and esoteric, dark and edgy electropop, much rooted in the macabre and gothic, is right up my alley, and I can’t get enough of Andersson’s new music. Today, Fever Ray shares a music video for Plunge track Wanna Sip, giving us some sinister and eerie visuals to go along with the icy droning, glitchy needling song. Fever Ray also announced a North American tour this week, which concludes in Oakland on May 26th at the Fox Theater. You can count on my presence at that show. It’s going to be a magnificent experience, no doubt. I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my CD copy of Plunge next month, too. You can grab your own, here.

November 7, 2017

After eight years of album silence, Karin Dreijer Andersson of now defunct The Knife suddenly released her sophomore album as Fever Ray last week. And with Plunge’s digital release comes a flurry of ghoulishly haunting music videos for the electro-pop artists dark gothy tunes. Though a physical release for Plunge won’t arrive until late February (I lament the delay!), I’ve been enjoying these songs digitally, and my current favorite video and song is likely the above Mustn’t Hurry, an icy dark, woodwind blustering treat that feels like Kate Bush crossed with The Knife. Plunge is available digitally, here. Watch more of Fever Ray’s deliciously unsettling new videos for Plunge tracks below, including ones for Wanna Sip (a close second favorite for me at the moment), A Part Of Us, and Falling.

October 19, 2017

After a few days of ghoulish and trippy video teases from Fever Ray, a new song is finally here! Literally fresh off the press is To The Moon And Back, a four minute extravaganza from Sweden’s Karin Dreijer Andersson (also of The Knife fame). The prismatic churning song is a deluge of extreme quirkiness and edgy eccentricity. It burbles, pulses, and pokes with spry beats, cheeky lyrics, and playful synths. To The Moon And Back’s electro pop comes accompanied by a music video that’s one part horror, one part sci-fi. Hopefully, the song marks a new flood of music from Fever Ray as well as a new album. We’ll have to wait and see, I guess. Stream/download To The Moon And Back, here.

October 16, 2017

It’s a big deal when word of new Fever Ray surfaces. Before you get too excited, please note this isn’t a full track but more of a tease. I’m sure you’re still as excited as I am, especially since this one minute fourteen seconds long video named Switch Seeks Same is as glorious as it is. Sure, I’m still very sad that The Knife retired after Shaking The Habitual, but it’s cause for celebration when The Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson notifies the world of her return as Fever Ray. Quirky glitching, edgy fidgeting Switch The Same is a deliciously twisted tease. As mentioned in the cryptic clip, it’s been 8 years since Fever Ray’s last album. Look out for more news from Fever Ray on this mysterious website, here. Has anyone in the UK tried calling the number on in the video?

NEW THE KNIFE!

January 24, 2013

Holy mother of… We get to listen to BRAND NEW The Knife today! The lead single off their highly anticipated new album Shaking The Habitual is this 9 minute piece of unique, exotic, genius music titled Full Of Fire. It’s heavy on synths and some tribal electro beats and sounds. It’s trippy, dark, and delicious. There’s no one like The Knife, though many have tried. They’re obviously going to do some interesting things on the long awaited new album, which is due on April 9 via Mute.

NEW THE KNIFE!

January 24, 2013

Holy mother of… We get to listen to BRAND NEW The Knife today! The lead single off their highly anticipated new album Shaking The Habitual is this 9 minute piece of unique, exotic, genius music titled Full Of Fire. It’s heavy on synths and some tribal electro beats and sounds. It’s trippy, dark, and delicious. There’s no one like The Knife, though many have tried. They’re obviously going to do some interesting things on the long awaited new album, which is due on April 9 via Mute.