1. Robyn & Royksopp Primer: 10 Songs To Know Before 'Do It Again'

    May 27, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Listen to these 10 tracks before exploring the new mini-album from the Scandinavian pop auteurs. This week, Swedish pop princess Robyn and Norwegian production duo Royksopp teamed up to ignite the pop blogosphere, as their collaborative "mini-album," "Do It Again," was…

  2. CODE Picks of the Week: Jon Hopkins, Seven Lions and More

    May 02, 2014 4:04 PM EDT Jon Hopkins ft. Lulu James, "We Disappear" [Domino] Who died and made Jon Hopkins Radiohead? Fresh off being tapped for production duties by Coldplay, the British artist delivers a foreboding downtempo electronica gem on his latest single release. Seven Lions ft. Ellie Goulding, …

  3. Coachella 2014: The Knife Dazzles Crowd At First U.S. Appearance In 8 Years

    April 12, 2014 3:53 PM EDT There's a difference between playing an album live and bringing an album to life. One approach aims to faithfully reproduce an existing work and the other diligently reinvents it in a changed context, making a new creation in the process. Coachella 2014! Photos: Live at Coachella Photos:…

  4. Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013

    December 19, 2013 4:50 PM EST When a track gets the world’s attention, when it changes an artist’s career forever or drives an entire genre forward, when it has staying power or brings a whole new audience to dance music, it’s a gamechanger. These aren’t necessarily the biggest sellers or the critically acclaimed …

  5. 2013 Mid-Year Staff Picks: 13 Albums You Might Have Missed

    July 03, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Listen to our favorite less-heralded releases of the year, including albums from MS MR, Big K.R.I.T. and Parquet Courts. The midway point of the 2013 calendar has come and gone, and this week at Billboard.com has been dedicated to taking stock of the past six months in music, be it through…

  6. The Knife's 'Shaking The Habitual': 10 Things You Need To Know

    January 28, 2013 11:30 AM EST The Knife, the Swedish electro-pop duo composed of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, will release its fourth studio full-length, "Shaking The Habitual," on Apr. 9 through Rabid/Brille/Mute. Here are 10 things you need to know about the album: 1. "Shaking The…

  7. The Knife To Release 'Shaking The Habitual' Album in April

    December 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Swedish electronic duo the Knife will release the long-awaited follow-up to their 2006 breakout album "Silent Shout" next spring. "Shaking The Habitual" will be released April 9, 2013, through Brille/Mute. Earlier this week, the Knife released a teaser trailer for the…

  8. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  9. Billboard Bits: Florence & The Machine Gets Release Date, Joe Jonas' Sexy New Video

    September 13, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Florence & the Machine Gets a Release Date Florence & The Machine's forthcoming second record already has an ominous one-word title ("Ceremonials") and a dark, autumn-y lead single ("…

  10. Ultra Music Festival 2011: Top 10 Performances

    March 29, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The days were hot and long; the crowds were big and young. But the 13th annual Ultra Music Festival filled its purpose: Stating in no uncertain terms that electronic dance music has found its biggest audience since its inception in the youth of America. Seen & Heard Friday | Seen &…

  11. The Knife/Mt. Sims/Planningtorock, "Tomorrow, in a Year"

    March 19, 2010 3:58 PM EDT Given the increasing sophistication of the Knife 's recent live shows--not to mention the outright performance-art weirdness of singer Karin Dreijer Andersson's other musical project, Fever Ray --it makes sense that this Swedish electro-pop duo would turn to opera for its follow-up…

  12. Fever Ray / September 28, 2009 / New York (Webster Hall)

    September 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT Anyone who's followed masked-marauding electro-pop duo the Knife knows that Swedish singer Karin Dreijer Andersson isn't really big on recognition. When she took the stage with her new project, Fever Ray , at Webster Hall Tuesday night (Sept. 28), the crowd was drenched in so much…

  13. The Knife Goes To The Opera

    February 05, 2009 2:42 PM EST It's shaping up to be a busy year for Swedish electro-pop outfit the Knife, which is presently working on the score for a Danish Opera about Charles Darwin, titled "Tomorrow, In a Year." The piece is slated to debut in September, with the music possibly serving as the follow-up…

  14. Robyn, Lykke Li Guest On New Royksopp Album

    January 05, 2009 3:34 PM EST Norwegian electronica duo Royksoop's first album in three-plus years, "Junior," will arrive March 23 internationally and the following day in the United States via Astralwerks. "Every once in a while we surface to share our music and shed some light in an otherwise bleak…

  15. Elbow Inks With Geffen For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Elbow has inked a new deal with Fiction/Geffen, which will on April 22 release the band's new album, "The Seldom Seen Kid." First single "One Day Like This" will be available digitally o U.K. rock act Elbow has inked a new deal with Fiction/Geffen, which…

  16. New Order, Ladytron, Faint On NIN Remix Album

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here earlier this week, Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" has been remixed track-by-track for "Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D," due Nov. 20 via Interscope. As tipped here earlier this week, Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" has been remixed track-by-track for "…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Tibet House, Peter Gabriel

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Stefani will be out behind "The Sweet Escape," her second Interscope solo album. First single "Wind It Up" reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the title track, which features Akon, rocketed Akon and Lady Sovereign have been tapped as the opening acts for Gwen…

  18. THE KNIFE, "Silent Shout"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three albums in, the Long Winters aren't worried about impressing anyone. Their latest, "Putting the Days to Bed," isn't flashy or self-conscious; instead, it's a substantive collection of back-to-bas THE KNIFE Silent Shout Mute Producer: the Knife Release Date: July…

  19. U2, Pixies & His Name Is Alive

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: U2, Pixies and His Name Is Alive. HOW TO LISTEN TO 'AN ATOMIC BOMB': Although the eagerly awaited new U2 album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) won&…

  20. Nightly Concerts Set For Salt Lake's Olympic Plaza

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16 acts that will headline the Hallmark Olympic Celebration Series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16…