Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Knife - Like The Pen

The Knife, "Like A Pen (club mix)"
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The Knife, "Like A Pen (Heartthrob remix)"
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The Knife, "Like A Pen (Thomas Schumacher dub)" (sendspace link)

The Knife, "Like A Pen (Heartthrob dub)" (sendspace link)

Everytime you think you're out, The Knife pull you back in with another single from their amazing Silent Shout LP. Here's the latest heat to drop, "Like A Pen" + remixes. I can't imagine that people haven't copped the album yet, as it's one of the year's best and has been a constant source of material at Pound for Pound.

This is the first 'club mix' as far as I'm aware of the singles, although that hasn't hurt their music in the clubs with all of the killer remixes floating around. But, it's real nice to have a nice extended version. On the real, all 4 songs above are killer. I don't know what it is about The Knife, but their music really hits me. It's not dance music per se, but as I've said before, I really would love to be at a club where this was the soundtrack. Haunted house, coined by Pitchfork, sounds right, as this is ghostly, skeletal music. Not Chain Reaction skeletal, but definitely stripped to the core. I'm especially feeling the Heartthrob remix, might be the busiest, most active and club-friendly.

-Did you ever feel like you would wake up the morning after an election and not feel like dying? It's an amazing feeling to see the country repudiate the conservative movement and its ideology in a single, inspiring moment. It's just a beginning, but it's nice to have a sense of hope again. Highlights: seeing Rick Santorum stomped, the SD abortion ban being rejected, Rumsfeld resigning today, PA going almost completely blue, horrible people like Conrad Burns and J.D. Hayworth lose Disappointment: Lieberman winning, gay marriage bans passing in 4 states and...y'know, that's about it. A wonderful night, much more to come on all of this.

-Steve Bloodbath starts a new monthly tonight dedicated to goth music (!!!) at Sal's On 12th


AdamH said...


really digging the knife at the moment

Blackmail said...

I think the radical right may be in a little hot water right now on tactics and strategy, but the overall outline is pretty conservative. When you think about the notable Dems elected, all of them are conservative and Jim Webb is an ex-Republican. America remains a frighteningly conservative place, albeit one with a slightly softer edge.

It's hard to believe now, but throughout the Reagan administration, Republicans didn't dream of controlling the House, much less Congress. There's still a strong possibility that the next two years will result in divided government, a staple since Eisenhower. So while I'm heartened that Rumsfeld is gone and that Dean is talking tough [not hard considering the Democratic quiesence on, well, everything, it's saddening to think that the New Democrats rebranded themselves so effectively in the post-McAuliffe era.

Anonymous said...

Man, Ratatat - Vans re-edit, expired! Man, all the Knife expired! God, how I hate SUXsend

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for The Knife track! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I missed the d/l, but I just wanted to say, I'm lovin' the knife these days, too!