VIDEO: Why Glad As Knives Hide Behind the Masks


RPM caught up with electronic rappers Glad As Knives at the Skateploitation III thrown by Apache Skateboards.

Santa Fe duo, Ginger and Cannupa, have been on the scene for a number of years. This artistic couple lead a few other lives at least, with Hawaiian artist Ginger Dunnill also performing as DJ and producer under her own name and Shark Siren. Her partner in crime, Cannupa Hanska Luger, (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara) is a solo artist who paints, draws, sculpts, writes poetry - basically whatever he can get his hands on.

They were also part of a Native art collective, The Humble, that worked mostly with live art and installations.

These two have mashed their art and their minds to form the masked musical duo known as Glad As Knives. RPM has the exclusive on why they hide behind the masks.

Interviewed at Eggman and Walrus Art Emporium.

DOWNLOAD: Glad as Knives - "Tears of Fire"


Hawaiin artist Ginger Dunnill and Mandan Hidatsa Arikara artist Cannupa Hanska Luger together make Glad as KnivesThey're a mix of electronic music, Ginger's sweet, smooth vocals and Cannupa's raps, or, as the band describes their sound, "art trash". Indeed their artistry extends beyond the aural. In addition to music and poetry, they incorporate masked performance into their work, inviting the audience to step onto their side of the veil, to their depiction of the absurd and beautiful. They sent us this track to check out and it's been in our ears ever since.

DOWNLOAD: Glad as Knives - "Tears of Fire"