Downtown Records / Republic Records
Miike Snow, a Swedish band formed in 2007, is a great listen for the indie electro-pop fan. Their music is marked by interesting fusions of instrumentals with electronically altered sounds, and subject matter that compares the singers to elements of the natural world. By reducing himself to his animalistic basics in songs such as “Animal” and “Plastic Jungle” (“I fucked a gorilla / I change shapes just to hide in this place but I’m still an animal”), lead singer Andrew Wyatt intensifies the trance-like mood common in most of the band’s music. Each song’s use of synthesizers always seems fresh and innovative rather than repetitive. Toe-tapping beats, varying subject matter and the impressive vocal range of this group keep the album interesting and refreshing.
Give these tracks a listen: “Burial”
For Fans Of: Passion Pit, MGMT
– Eleni Stephanides