Yet the track that hooked me on Miike Snow isn't a remix, it's the trio's original recording of its own "Sylvia," one of several fine splendid tracks from the band's self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year. For some reason--perhaps it's the tone and tempo--the song reminds me a bit of OneRepublic's monster pop hit "Apologize," only it's way cooler. Check out the band's recent performance of the track live in the studio for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson material has been played out, I've found myself turning to Miike Snow for the soundtrack to the endless stream of televised coverage related to Jackson's death. Miike Snow's music has the sort of isolation, loneliness and despair I imagine Jackson was feeling when he was trapped inside his mansion, wrestling with his demons, and preparing the launch the impossible comeback that was destined to be a too much for the frail King of Pop to handle. As you say goodbye to Michael Jackson, celebrate Miike Snow. Watch the clip below of "Burial," another track from the band's self-titled debut performed during its recent session on KCRW, and pick up Miike Snow's album.
- Takashi Miike
- Miike Snow