Thursday, August 27, 2009
You've probably heard of Miike Snow by now-- the Swedish electropop band that The Guardian describes as "Ah-Ha meets Animal Collective". Their music is melodic and incredibly pleasing to the ear; sweet summer sounds that you just want to lie back and put on your headphones for.
It doesn't hurt the band's immediate credibility that two of its members wrote the Britney Spears hit "Toxic", but Miike Snow is more than the sum of its parts. They have a consistent idea of exactly where they're going, and their debut album, the self-titled Miike Snow, has the pleasant ebb and flow that we're all looking for in a pop record.
Ever the taste-maker, Mark Ronson got a hold of their single, the very catchy "Animal", and did his own reggae-influenced remix that works perfectly with lead singer Andrew Wyatt's smooth vocals. The remix has been on heavy rotation on Mark's show on East Village Radio the past few Friday nights, and it's definitely a must hear.
The band will play The Mercury Lounge here in NYC on September 15th & 16th, but you'll have to scalp on Craigslist, cos the gig is sold out.
Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson Remix):
Buy the album