Fever Ray Turns 10

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As the Knife, siblings Karin and Olof Dreijer made instant goth-electro classics. From Deep Cuts’ breakthrough hit “Heartbeats” to singles like “We Share Our Mother’s Health” on Silent Shout, their music was bright and sharp, sinister and playful. The Knife made deranged club albums that demanded collective exuberance. Silent Shout won six Swedish Grammys when … More »

How Homemade BDSM And The Politics Of Sex Influenced Fever Ray’s Plunge Aesthetic

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Since its inception, Fever Ray has been as much of a visual project as it has a musical one. Karin Dreijer — who makes up one half of the legendary Swedish duo the Knife — introduced her solo endeavor in 2009 with a self-titled debut album. Fever Ray introduced us to Dreijer’s spectral new persona; … More »

Fever Ray – “Mustn’t Hurry” Video

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The Knife’s Karin Dreijer just released Plunge, her second LP of chilly Scandinavian synthpop under the name Fever Ray, and she’s already given us one freaky visual for lead single “To The Moon And Back.” Now she’s back with a new video for another album standout, “Mustn’t Hurry,” a short loop that finds … More »

Premature Evaluation: Fever Ray Plunge

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The last time we heard from Karin Dreijer, she was excoriating modern society on the Knife’s most overtly political album, Shaking The Habitual, which apparently also served as that project’s farewell note. But four years after that album and eight years after her debut as Fever Ray, Dreijer has returned with a new solo … More »

Fever Ray – “To The Moon And Back” Video

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After teasing us mercilessly all week, the Knife’s Karin Dreijer has finally returned with the first Fever Ray song in eight years. “To The Moon And Back” is a dark but surprisingly accessible synthpop song, if you consider a song featuring lyrics like “First I take you then you take me/ Breath some life … More »