Thursday, March 28 2013
April's releases feature highly anticipated returns years in the making, new work by critical faves of a current vintage, and reissues of alt-rock touchstones. Check out the early word on new albums by the Knife and Kurt Vile, as well as the 20th anniversary edition of the Breeders' Last Splash.
Sunday, April 7 2013
An uncompromising, intimidating, but rewarding listen, Shaking the Habitual is more than the name of the Knife's latest, but a mission statement that defines the artistic, political, and philosophical aims the Dreijer siblings are advancing through their iconoclastic aesthetic.
Tuesday, March 16 2010
The Swedish duo's follow-up to one of synth-pop's greatest achievements is -- wait for it -- an electro-opera about Darwin.
Thursday, January 25 2007
Early work from last year's Gothic synth sensation the Knife shows the potential and the weaknesses you'd expect from any debut-sophomore pairing.
Wednesday, July 26 2006
As a place of medieval, dark mystery, Sweden now has now found a trusty, oddly appropriate soundtrack in Silent Shout, a psychopathic amalgam of all things Scandinavian, tossed into one big kettle boiled down liquid form, and then knocked back like a shot of ice cold Hallands Flader.