5 posts categorized "the knife"

03/08/2011

Fever Ray - The Wolf (new song!)

Ummmm, WHAT? WHEN? AY! Not sure how this hit of info slipped past thine Beastly eyes and ears, but there is a new Fever Ray song. It is called The Wolf, and will appear on the official soundtrack for the upcoming Red Riding Hood movie. Also, I am officially done now. As in.. oh man you guys this song just killed me. So good.

 

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AMAZING.

 

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mp3: Fever Ray - The Wolf

 

11/11/2010

Fever Ray Scores Hour of the Wolf Stage Production

Karin Dreijer Andersson, best known as Fever Ray and as one half of The Knife, has been working on music for a new production of Ingmar Bergman’s Hour Of The Wolf. This marks another notch in KDA's stage belt as she and brother Olof scored last year's Charles Darwin opera, Tomorrow, In a Year.

 

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Bergman began writing Hour Of The Wolf in 1964 and filmed it in 1968, with Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann starring. A psychological horror movie of sorts, it tells the story of of an artist haunted by unsettling visions and his attempts to explain his plight to his wife. Developed from a script with the working title of The Cannibals, it is regarded as one of Bergman’s most personal movies, and the fact that the filmmaker suffered a nervous breakdown during its writing lends it a certain extra charge.

 

The premiere of the new stage adaptation has been set for March 12 at the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in Stockholm (much like everything rad that Karin and/or The Knife do, it's sadly not something accessible in the States). Andersson became involved in the production through her visual collaborator Andrea Nilsson, who is acting as set designer. More information and tickets here. (via Fact)

 

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mp3: Royksopp - This Must Be It (Rex The Dog Remix)

 

   

 

 

02/16/2010

Beastly Bits #26

Well my long weekend was spectacular. And yours? Are you getting slammed with snow again this morning? Because New York City is and this particular New Yorkian is none too pleased with it. Alas, we move on.


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Neither wind, nor rain, nor sleet nor snow...or whatever the postal service credo is...we're adopting it. So let's get to the music!

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Semi Precious Weapons unveil a new video and it's getting a ton of views over on the 'Space. Watch the visuals for the self-titled track here.

 

Wild Beasts also unleash a stellar new flick of clips for their song We've Still Got the Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues. View it here!

 

Our buddy, Redlight, is back with a remix to make your booty bounce. This time he inhales Ke$ha, but exhales a fantastic fix of her track, Blah Blah Blah, from her debut album, Animal. Two words: BEAT DROP. Grab it for free below.

 

Bear Hands play a 19+ show at The Studio at Webster Hall tonight. More details here.

 

Dummy has more details on The Knife and their Darwin opera. Read 11 or So Points... here.

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mp3: Kesha - Blah Blah Blah (Redlight Remix)

mp3: Alphabeat - Telephone Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)

02/09/2010

Beastly Bits #23

Hello, good morning and good day to you all. It's a big music release week with some of our favorites seeing new offerings hitting digital and retail outlets....Massive Attack, Hot Chip and Yeasayer to name a few.


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I've been on a thorough quest to find out as much about HURTS, the emotionally-charged pop duo from the UK. So to chance upon a Fred Falke remix of their song, Unspoken, is nothing short of amazing. Yours for free to love and cherish, after some more words of mine.  


IAMSOUND presents: The LA Collection, a series of limited edition split 7-inches of all LA artists, including Edward Sharpe, Fool’s Gold, Dead Man’s Bones, Nosaj Thing amongst others. The first comes from eclectic dance purveyors We Are The World, out February 16. Details here.


Annie Mac's show lineups for SXSW and WMC are nothing short of brilliant. Peep the lists here, as well as additional touring dates.


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony announce a one-off show in New York City on April 6 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Ticketing information for the 16+ gig is at this link.


Listen to a spoken word interview with The Knife in roundtable conversation format here. They duo talks about their opera, Tomorrow, In a Year.

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mp3: HURTS - Unspoken (Fred Falke Remix)

  

01/13/2010

Beastly Bits #5

Rise and shine, you little radlets! It's time to get the day started with a dose of yummy treats.

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Before we begin, I'm making a plea to urge you all to donate a few bills to the Haitian relief effort. The country was rocked by a massive earthquake yesterday, and any bit helps the cause to continue in support of international response. Information on how to donate is here.

And now, breakfast is served.

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DVW releases his FUCK YEAH 6 mixtape today which contains 3 unreleased originals from the dudeman himself. Download for free here. Pedestrian sits down with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and digs deep into the "perfect way to crack an egg" for the It's Blitz! cover art. Watch the feature here. Dummy has a spectacular interview with Olaf Dreijer of The Knife in regards to the Swedes' penned-opera. Read the radness here. Switch will be DJing at Webster Hall this Friday. Star Eyes (of Trouble and Bass) will also burn the place down that night. Information and ticket purchasing over here. Hungarian duo Slap In The Bass, formerly Dirty Monkeez, provide us with their unofficial rework of a huge 2009 tune: Laidback Luke and Diplo's Hey! They're offering it as a free download below.

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mp3: Laidback Luke and Diplo - Hey! (Slap In The Bass Rework)


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