Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knife’s new single “Full of Fire”

Consequence of Sound Staff

The Knife’s nine-minute opus ”Full of Fire”, the first single from their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual, has finally hit the Internet and this time you don’t have to worry about it being removed. After last week’s premature leakage, the single’s music video was officially premiered on the band’s website.

And what a music video it is. Directed by feminist porn creator Marit Østberg, the mini-movie focuses on a group of residents and passerbys on one city block, with their absurd, Fellini-esque happenings documented in a fractured, non-linear style. There’s the frustrated elderly woman who cleans the house of absentee parents and their young daughter, the man and his dog who encounter public urination, and the lesbian bikers who engage in a little rope play. While that only scratches the surface of arguably the most bizarre neighborhood in Gothenburg, the entire effort is an uncomfortable and unrelenting piece of arthouse cinema that adds new grit and subtext to the glitchy electro banger. Watch it for yourself below.

Shaking the Habitual arrives April 8th in the UK and Europe and the following day in North America via Brille/Mute Records. Over the weekend, the band confirmed the album’s artwork and tracklist. They’ve also scheduled additional European tour dates, which you can see below.

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
05/22-25 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
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

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