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Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mars… More »

On “Raging Lung,” a little more than halfway through the Knife’s gargantuan new album Shaking The Habitual, a few familiar words show up: “What a difference, what a difference a little difference would make.” Those words are familiar because Guy Picciotto groaned them on Fugazi’s “Blueprint,” a track from Repeater, my favorite album ever. With… More »

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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side.
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Iceland Airwaves 2014: The War On Drugs, The Flaming Lips, & The Knife’s Final Show

While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that…
Ryan Leas | November 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm

The Knife – “Stay Out Here (Kane Roth Remix)”

The Knife will be gone for good soon (rest in peace), but before they embark on their final European tour, they've released a few new…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 11:49 am

The Knife Break Up

The relentlessly fascinating Swedish electro duo the Knife have spent the past 15 years playing with ideas of image, advancing radical agendas, and recording amazing…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Europa Europa & The Knife – “För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda” Video

Judging by everything that they've done in the past couple of years, the Knife's two favorite things on earth are leftist activism and modern dance,…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 11:49 am

The Knife – “Without You My Life Would Be Boring (J.Phlip Remix)”

The Knife have now successfully toured North America, something I didn't really think possibly when I saw their batshit-weird interpretive-dance Shaking The Habitual live show…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm

The Knife – “Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version)” Video

The Knife have altered many of their songs for the wildly theatrical stage show they've been touring through North America, and now those reworkings will…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Photos: The Knife @ Terminal 5, NYC 5/1/14

After putting out one of the best albums of 2013 with the gargantuan Shaking The Habitual, the Knife have been touring an equally bombastic live…
Miles Bowe | May 2, 2014 - 4:56 pm

The Knife Announce North American Tour Dates

I caught the Knife's Shaking The Habitual live show at Sweden's Way Out West festival last summer, and I hated it. Everyone I've spoken to…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 2:48 pm

The Knife – “Raging Lung (Hannah Holland Remix)”

It's no wonder that it's taken some time for remixes of the new Knife album to come out, since the best way to describe the…
Miles Bowe | October 11, 2013 - 11:29 am

The Knife – “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me (Planningtorock Rework)” Video

The Berlin-based dance-music feminist Planningtorock last worked with the Knife on their experimental 2010 opera Tomorrow, In A Year, and now she's reworked their Shaking
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

The Knife – “Raging Lung” Video

Here is the first official footage from the Knife's Shaking The Habitual show. The collection, set to "Raging Lung," comes from a performance last May…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 3, 2013 - 11:42 am

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2013

NorthSide festival, a young upstart on the Danish festival scene, kicked off on June 14th, with three days of high caliber performances. Situated in Aarhus,…
Clint Heyer | June 20, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Watch Footage From The Knife’s Wild Shaking The Habitual Live Show

The Knife are not exactly road dogs. Before last night, the mysterious Swedish electronic duo hadn't played a live show in seven years. And, arguably,…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2013 - 10:42 am

The Knife – “A Cherry On Top” Video

Thus far, the Knife's massive and intimidating new double album Shaking The Habitual has produced two videos, for "Full Of Fire" and "A Tooth For
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2013 - 9:32 am
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