The Knife have announced that their long-awaited new album, Shaking the Habitual, is out April 8 internationally and April 9 in the U.S. on Rabid/Brille/Mute. Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer have also announced that they will tour Europe next year. Dates to be announced soon.
The Knife will release the first single from their upcoming album, Shaking the Habitual, on January 29th. The track is entitled “Full of Fire” and spans nine minutes.
The band has expanded their upcoming tour schedule, adding a trio of European festival appearances.
Shaking the Habitual arrives April 8th in the UK and Europe and the following day in North America via Brille/Mute Records.
The Knife 2013 Tour Dates:
04/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
04/29 – Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
04/30 - Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457
05/01 - Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
05/02 - Cologne, DE @ E Werk
05/04 - Paris, FR @ Cite De La Musique
05/05 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
05/06 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/08 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/09 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/11 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
05/12 - Copenhagen, DK @Vega
05/13 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
05/15 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum
05/16 - Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren Subtopia
05/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren Subtopia
06/14 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
08/07 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/09 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Their new album is 98 minutes long. It's a double CD and triple LP.
Shaking the Habitual:
01 A Tooth for an Eye 6:04
02 Full of Fire 9:17
03 A Cherry on Top 8:43
04 Without You My Life Would Be Boring 5:14
05 Wrap Your Arms Around Me 4:36
06 Crake 0:55
07 Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized 19:22
08 Raging Lung 9:58
09 Networking 6:42
10 Oryx 0:37
11 Stay Out Here 10:42
12 Fracking Fluid Injection 9:54
13 Ready to Lose 4:36
98 minutes I won't have to listen to.
The Knife - Full Of Fire
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye - Official video
I really didten care for the first to be released from the new album but this second one A Tooth for an eye os genius and the video is super nice
The Knife have announced a new album Shaking The Habitual, to be released on 8 April 2013 via Brille. This is their first album in seven years, since Silent Shout in 2006.
It includes the ‘singles’ Full Of Fire and A Tooth For An Eye. The bands only UK shows, two nights at the roundhouse, sold out within minutes....
SOME FEELING IN THE BELLIES OF THE TANKERS WHO PASS US MAKING SAD MANIC BONGS LIKE DRUMS
Everybody is always desiring already imagined things.
When we travel between thresholds, people say: “you’re hiding.”
Not everything can be so easily explained.
We have a bellyache, a big stink, a major grouse or two with manufactured knowledge.
But how do you build an album about not knowing?
Now your voice is in my throat, floating there…
Often people take pills for these things.
To us the body is no longer psychological.
It’s certainly not a container, we don’t believe in metaphors.
Like dog/wolf—there aren’t many anymore.
Still at twilight something blurs over your shoulder.
Which is it?
Our hair is out.
We have made some decisions.
We want to fail more, act without authority.
Plus there’s something phlegmatic about the world state don’t you think?
There’s a blood system promoting biology as destiny.
A series of patriarchies that’s a problem to the Nth degree.
What about hyper-capitalism, this homicidal class system, the school system that’s kaput?
Then there are castles everywhere—look at them fake tanning and signing autographs!
At least there’s one thing we stand behind.
There’s still an ecosystem right? And here’s this sound system.
We dusted it off. Electronic is just one place in the body. We went temporarily acoustic.
We made our own instruments. We took an old bedspring, a microphone and:
“Stay out here…”
Now we’re bending our voices to sound like Emily R., who recorded the track on her cellphone speaker.
There are other ways to do things.
Still sometimes it all seems so bad.
Don’t worry we won’t commit Harakiri, stomach cutting or anything like it.
The honor system is corrupt, just another privilege.
Like how it’s a privilege to make an album, to move freely.
We just have to go faster we mean breakneck we mean “like crazy.”
How at 5am that warehouse beat is coming up like sour steam.
All over the dance floor we’re asking: can this DNA turn into something else?
It’s not metaphorical. It’s explicit.
There are surgeries and fantasies and holes sweating through the wall.
It’s a question about feelings. It’s a question about who gets to risk.
But things don’t change so easily.
There’s still Monsanto, fracking and “terminator seeds.”
Every morning we wake up wondering: who’s kicking who on the street corner?
Now we have to start. We choose process over everything else.
Letting go of outcomes is another privilege.
Keep it lateral.
We ask our friends to help.
Together we leave the village and walk down the road. The light starts exercising itself. The old sun is out in his winter jumpsuit doing sit-ups and squat thrusts between the nettles and moldy brush.
10 more! We say to him. Get shaking!
Our walk gets longer. It’s a walk in the panpipes of the body. We come to the edge. So much water. The ocean is twice its original size. We take a bunch of surveys. They know everything about us. We don’t buy what they say. We take a heap of estrogen. All around us things are howling and then we stand on the pier end. The light is pink and green and pink and green. It reminds us of home—like we imagine it could be. But when the color pancakes out over the horizon, we don’t know what we’re looking at. That’s ok. This time it’s structural.
Of course we’re growing restless.
SHAKING THE HABITUAL – FIRST LISTEN
April 2nd, 2013
Shaking The Habitual, is now available to stream in full on The Knife’s website: http://theknife.net
The album is released next week, but is available to pre-order as a 2xCD, 3×12″ Vinyl or iTunes download. These formats also include a comic by Liv Strömquist, which you can also see on the website.
I really like the album.
The Knife - A Cherry On Top
On June 20, The Knife are digitally releasing Shaken-Up Versions a mini album of classic tracks reworked especially for the band's recent North American leg of their Shaking The Habitual Tour.
To preview the new versions, the Shaken-Up version of 'Without You My Life Would Be Boring' is being released today, accompanied by a video directed by Bitte Andersson.
Buy the 'Without You My Life Would Be Boring' Single bundle here:
Pre-order the 'Shaken-Up Versions' mini-album here:
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