Wednesday, 1 July 2009

im going to the snow this weekend

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

do you remember that song 'toxic' by britney? are you willing to admit that it was a guilty pleasure? yes? i should certainly hope so.
have you heard of the band miike snow? do you like them? how would you feel if i told you that two of the members were actually the brains behind 'toxic'? i for one feel pretty good about that. in fact, i would say that it is these exact same pop street-smarts that make their self-titled album so damned irresistible.

Miike Snow - Cult Logic

at the same time, i think it is this same overriding pop sensibility that makes me worry that this album will be a fast burner: here for a good time, not a long time.
i hope not, cos there are seriously there so many high points on this record. after listening to their two previous blog hits 'burial' and 'animal', you might be forgiven for thinking that they are a fun, adolescent indie-pop band (which they kind of are), but the rest of the album reveals an intelligent, melancholy and musically gifted side to them that is really quite compelling.. oh and the production is as epic as you would expect from producers on britney spears' level (haha)

Miike Snow - Sans Soleil

i know that there a lot of these sort of bands out at the moment, most of whom are making good music and are due to be 'the next big thing', but watch the skies for miike snow - i have a feeling they just may make it.
grab (part of?) the album here

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