The Knife Shift

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The Knife Shift
Studio album by Kristeen Young
Recorded 2013
Genre Indie pop, Alternative rock
Label TVPI / Self-released
Producer Kristeen Young, Tony Visconti
Kristeen Young chronology
Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker
The Knife Shift

The Knife Shift is the 7th studio album release from musician, vocalist and songwriter Kristeen Young. Notable contributions include Dave Grohl on drums, Boz Boorer and Lou Rossi on guitar.[1] It is co-produced by Young and longtime collaborator Tony Visconti. Those who preordered the album off of Young's website received their copy a month before the official release date of May 2014.

Dave Grohl has praised both the record and Kristeen Young, stating, "I love this record. It's unlike anything I've done before. Piano, drums, bass, and guitar. That's it. It's bare, but very deep. Raw, but melodically complex. I love Kristeen. So much. I've never met anyone like her. Neither have you."[2]

Young promoted the release of the album with a month-long residency at the Bowery Electric in New York City. She also made her television debut on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on July 16th, performing "Pearl of a Girl," with Grohl joining her on drums.

The album has received critical acclaim.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This is War" – 3:35
  2. "Pearl of a Girl" – 4:08
  3. "The Pictures of Sasha Grey" – 3:30
  4. "I'll Show You" – 4:00
  5. "Jealous of Loved Children" – 3:15
  6. "Rough Up the Groove" – 3:13
  7. "The Answer to All Your Problems is in this Little Bottle" – 4:02
  8. "Everything is Mine Because I am Poor" – 3:17
  9. "Red" – 3:32
  10. "Put Down" – 3:41
  11. "Then I Screamed" – 3:12


  • Kristeen Young: Vocals, keyboard
  • Dave Grohl: Drums, guitar
  • Boz Boorer: Guitar
  • Lou Rossi: Guitar