!! OMG, Fever Ray covers Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street” !!

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Karin Dreijer Andersson’s alter ego Fever Ray isn’t ready to fade quietly into the night just yet. The Swedish performer will release a cover of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 song “Mercy Street” on Sept. 14 just after she wraps up a series of European shows, which will apparently feature all-new visuals by director Andreas Nilsson. If the stage show is as creepy as the above photo, audiences are in for a treat. Here’s what Karin had to say about the track in a press release:

“We made it more intense and faster to fit our eccentric percussionists and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too.”

“Mercy Street” is available for download for the next 24 hours via NME.com. Tour dates after the jump.
Mercy Street by Fever Ray

Fever Ray’s 2010 European tour dates:
Sept. 5 – Dublin @ Electric Picnic
Sept. 6 – Glasgow @ O2 ABC
Sept. 8 – London @ Brixton Academy
Sept. 9 – Paris @ Olympia
Sept. 10 – Berlin @ Berlin Festival
Sept. 12 – Isle of Wight @ Bestival

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1 Comment on "OMG, Fever Ray covers Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street”"

  1. oh. my. god. fucking incredible. It is haunting and nostalgic and dark and so, so, so good. I loved the original as a teen, but this… this… (shudder).

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