The Knife : ‘Shaking The Habitual’ Album

by harizMarch 21, 2013


Next on April 9th 2013, The Knife will release their first studio album since Silent Shout seven years ago in 2006. The album, Shaking The Habitual, is now available to pre-order on their own record Rabid Record.

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Shaking the Habitual will be The Knife’s first official new album since 2006. Folks are going apeshit. Yes, sister-brother duo Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer have since pursued successful solo projects (he as darkly catchy technoist Oni Ayhun, she as alien spellbinder Fever Ray) and one collaborative eye-roller (see below), but fans have been rabid for the return of the idiosyncratic, eerily poppy Knife for many internet moons. – xlr8r.com

“We started talking about whether we should release it and what it should be called,” Olof says. “Was it an album by the Knife, or should we call ourselves something new?”

The different direction for the band, which opted to keep its name, was primarily inspired by two key experiences: the creation of an opera based on Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” called “Tomorrow in a Year,” which the band wrote between 2008 and 2009 in collaboration with musicians Mt. Sims and Planningtorock for a Danish performance group, and a series of exuberant jam sessions the siblings had shortly after the opera was completed. At the time, neither could remember the last time they played instruments together just for fun. – billboard.com

The good news is this album still intact with all the weirdness of The Knife, with 13 long tracks. And hopefully they’ll throw a world tour soon for us. For more information just go to their website for full track list and video clip for their new single: A Tooth For An Eye.


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