A new track by Karin Dreijer Andersson is now available to buy on the WE ARE THE WORKS IN PROGRESS compilation. No Face is the title, the track was initially written for the Ingmar Bergman play ‘The Wolf Hour’, played at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm in March 2011.
WE ARE THE WORKS IN PROGRESS is a 14-song benefit album to support Japan and it’s ongoing efforts to heal post-tsunami. Compiled and organized by Blonde Redhead, the album will be available digitally on January 10th. It will be the debut release on the Asa Wa Kuru label, which was started by the band. It is Japanese for “Morning Will Come”. Proceeds benefit JAPAN SOCIETY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND & ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY.
1. Moma – Four Tet
2. No Face – Karin Dreijer Andersson
3. G Song – Terry Riley
4. Nightcrawler – Nosaj Thing
5. Berceuse – John Roberts
6. Penny Sparkle – Blonde Redhead
7. Bird On A Wire – Pantha Du Prince
8. In Here The World Begins – Broadcast
9. Drip – Liars/Blonde Redhead
10. Curve – Deerhunter
11. Stalagmite – Stalactite
12. Castles In The Grave – John Maus
13. Bamboo House – David Sylvain/Ryuichi Sakamoto
14. Song Seven – Interpol
Fever Ray’s ‘The Wolf’ is released this week. Karin Dreijer Andersson and her live band members – Liliana Zavala, Christoffer Berg, Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid – collaborated on this brand new track for upcoming fantasy thriller, Red Riding Hood, the new offering from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke:
Also appearing on the film’s soundtrack is Fever Ray’s ‘Keep The Streets Empty For Me’.
I juni kommer The Knifes Karin Dreijer Andersson och Olof Dreijer att hålla i en workshop i två dagar på Popkollos läger i Hultsfred. Lägret heter Popkollo Elektro och är för tjejer mellan 12 till 18 år. Popkollo startades 2003 och är idag en förening med 1600 medlemmar. 2010 arrangerades Popkollo på sex orter runtom i landet och hade 260 deltagare.
Karin och Olof är jätteglada över att få vara med: Vi tycker det är roligt att få vara med på Popkollo och dela med oss av våra kunskaper och hoppas på fler tjejer bakom mixerborden, i dj-båsen, vid synthrattarna och framför datorn komponerandes!.
The Knife is having a two days workshop at Swedish Popkollo in June, a music camp for girls only, from 12 to 18 years old. Popkollo is a organization with 1600 members. Last year there were Popkollos at six cities in Sweden with 260 participants.
Karin and Olof says: We think it’s great to be part of Popkollo and to share our skills and we hope there will be more girls behind the mixing desks, in the dj booths, by the synth controllers and by the computer composing!.
*To clarify some incorrect information that has been circulating on the web: there won’t in fact be a cameo performance from Karin Dreijer Andersson / Fever Ray in the film, and Karin co-wrote the song with her Fever Ray band members – Christoffer Berg, Van Rivers, The Subliminal Kid & Liliana Zavala – with no involvement from any other party.
Vargtimmen, The Wolf Hour, the Ingmar Bergman play that Karin Dreijer Andersson is now writing the music for, will premiere on the 12th March at The Royal Theatre in Stockholm. Tickets and schedule here, and for non swedish speaking, here.
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have covered When I Grow Up, listen below. The track will be released as the b-side to their limited 7″ single Ghost Town, out 27th September on Wichita, pre-order here, and on the iTunes download EP here.
I want to thank everybody who has come to our performances during the last 18 months. It has been a fantastic adventure for me and an interesting time experimenting with the show illusion. I also want to thank the people who have made it possible, my band and my crew who have been extremely thorough, hard working, amazingly committed and most important; fun to hang out with. Also my management for bringing us out to see the world. I try not to mention any names but I have to say Andreas Nilsson, thank you for sharing your ideas, patience, humour and your enthusiasm. I could never imagine all this could happen when I started this project a few years ago.
Now it may sound like I’m dying or quitting but I’m not. I just don’t want to tour anymore at the moment. I have built a new studio and have work to do. Olof and I have started playing together again and I will also write music for a theatre play, “The Hour Of The Wolf” by Ingmar Bergman, which will premiere next year at Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre) in Stockholm. And spend some time in the hammock too.