Live: Lykke Li Kicks Off Tour with Gusto and Charm

Lykke Li wants you to dance (Andrew Herrold)

“Stop, stop, stop, stop!” she said to her players as a coquettish smile spread across her face. Then, to the audience: “You gotta be fucking kidding me. This is the last song and I want you to dance!”

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Q&A: The Incaluable Black of Fever Ray (+ vids)

Fever Ray, the solo project of The Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson, really does seem otherworldly. Or perhaps “underworldly” might be more appropriate, considering the pagan themes and strange ritual that accompanies Andersson’s live show, which has grown to include a full band, “expensive high-tech lasers,” and loads of terrifying makeup. If you’re not familiar with the album, Fever Ray, refresh yourself here, then read this interview with Miss Andersson on the occasion of her debut U.S. tour.

Also, watch these videos (three more after the jump).

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