Why a buddy of mine gave me the Miike Snow debut self titled album I thought surely he had made a typo. Miike? What is that all about.
Actually, the band is named after Japanese film director Takashi Miike. The trio of Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson, and Pontus Winnberg meet back in 2004 when working on producing others music. They have stayed in touch ever since and in 2007 the band Miike Snow. The electronic-rock trio have come from strange past (produce Britney Spear's Toxic) to create such an indie album .
The Guardian believes their debut album is meant to be listened to as a whole and not as "explosive individual moments". It totally agree with this concept although I have some favorites like "Silvia" and "Black & Blue". Although the album is primarily an electronic centered piece it does have fun and poppy sound similar to Vampire Weekend. I was not phased when learning that they covered "The Kids Don't Stand A Chance".
If you are looking for something light and fun for the summer poolside party or BBQ this album will be a hit. Driving through the city with the sunroof open and the windows down pumping Miike Snow has made my summer just a little better. Thanks Dizzle for the funny named trio.