Best Rock Band Minneapolis 2009 - Knife World
Readers' Choice: Vampire Hands
From the deepest, dankest basement party, where the cologne of old sweat and spilled beer drifts like mustard gas, to the 7th St. Entry stage, where their fans pay a cover and buy their beer from the bar in a show of good citizenship, the indomitable rock outfit Knife World knows no master. Bound only by the limits of imagination and the technological capabilities of six strings, an amp, and a handful of drums, Knife World's compositions are the soundtrack to a Klee canvas, where everything is savage elegance and delirious Technicolor. Wildly adventurous but disciplined, an abandonment of form that never loses composure, Knife World is at once a reduction of and an elaboration on everything classic in the American rock catalog.