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The Knife - Deep Cuts 2LP

The Knife - Deep Cuts 2LP

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RELEASES ON THE 20/8/21

The Knife continues its 20th anniversary celebration as the duo of Karin and Olof Dreijer revisit "Deep Cuts", a Trojan horse of a pop record that dreamt of a revolution.

Deep Cuts’ Pass This On and Heartbeats represent two of the most overt pop songs in The Knife’s catalogue and helped propel the band’s profile to new heights. Fellow Swede José González introduced the track to a fresh audience via his tender acoustic guitar cover that went on to be featured in a massively successful Sony Bravia commercial. Heartbeats and its tale of instantaneous, fervent love became one of the most celebrated electro-pop songs of the 2000s.

The Knife sought to imbue "Deep Cuts" with allusions to their socialist political ideals via the democratization of art. The duo conceived calypso-tinged electronic pop and used it to rail against ingrained structural entities such as the police state, toxic masculinity, and domestic abuse. It was a spoonful of auditory sugar to help offset the bitterness of a dark reality.

"Deep Cuts" offered a chance for people to dance while confronting a troubled world.

Tracklist:

1. Heartbeats
2. Girls' Night Out
3. Pass This On
4. One for You
5. The Cop
6. Listen Now
7. She's Having a Baby
8. You Take My Breath Away
9. Rock Classics
10. Is it Medicine
11. You Make Me Like Charity
12. Got 2 Let U
13. Behind the Bushes
14. Hangin' Out

About this product: this reissue is pressed on 2x 180g magenta vinyl,