When asked why KMFDM chose the name 'KUNST' for their upcoming release Sascha Konietzko simply replied, "I am gambling on the inability of some people to pronounce it correctly and instead calling it KUNTS." Some of you are probably not aware that 'KUNST' happens to be the German word for art, but that's exactly how one can describe their latest installment. Their music can best be summed up as a rocking-industrial rollercoaster ready to take you for a thrilling ride. With three decades of music under their belt you may already be familiar with older KMFDM songs such as: "Anarchy", "Bait and Switch", "Professional Killer" and more.
'KUNST" is sure to get you off your feet the moment you push play. Beginning with the title track, an upbeat and pumping jam the band tackles the age old rumor that their name may or may not stand for 'Kill MotherFucking Depeche Mode'. The record then takes a darker turn with haunting vocals on "Ave Maria" and even darker lyrics on "I <3 Not". Even Russian punk band Pussy Riot have a track named after them showing that bold statements are still present in modern music against injustices. Swedish band Morlocks and William Wilson from Legion Within contribute to the project joining creative forces on two songs, "The Mess You Made" and "Next Big Thing" adding fuel to this out of control fury.
One of my personal favorite tracks is "Animal Out" which allows Lucia Cifarelli to show off her amazing vocals along with a pulse pounding beat inviting listeners to unleash their darkest desires. This sure to be crowd pleasing song is great to pump at your next big party as it's sure to get everyone out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Be sure to grab yourself a copy of 'KUNST' when it arrives in store shelves February 26th and catch KMFDM on tour this spring around North America beginning March 8th in Portland, Oregon at the Star Theater and concluding March 30th in Seattle, Washington at the Showbox SODO.
Current dates are listed below:
|March 08||Star Theater||Portland, OR|
|March 09||The Independent||San Francisco, CA|
|March 10||The Fonda Theatre||Hollywood, CA|
|March 11||The Observatory||Santa Ana, CA|
|March 12||Crescent Ballroom||Phoenix, AZ|
|March 14||Backstage Live||San Antonio, TX|
|March 15||Trees||Dallas, TX|
|March 16||Varsity Theatre||Baton Rouge, LA|
|March 17||Variety Playhouse||Atlanta, GA|
|March 18||State Theatre||Falls Church, VA|
|March 19||Trocadero Theatre||Philadelphia, PA|
|March 20||Paradise Rock Club||Boston, MA|
|March 21||Irving Plaza||New York, NY|
|March 22||Mr. Smalls Theatre||Millvale, PA|
|March 23||House of Blues Chicago||Chicago, IL|
|March 24||Shank Hall||Milwaukee, WI|
|March 25||First Avenue||Minneapolis, MN|
|March 26||The Waiting Room Lounge||Omaha, NE|
|March 27||The Summit Music Hall||Denver, CO|
|March 28||The Depot||Salt Lake City, UT|
|March 29||Knitting Factory||Boise, ID|
|March 30||Showbox SODO||Seattle, WA|