I’m not going to lie to you, one of my favorite concerts I’ve ever been to was Miike Snow at 9:30 Club back in early 2010. The visuals, the masks, the booming bass, the music just begging you to dance along the entire time. And one of my favorite albums of 2009 was Miike Snow’s self-titled debut – a sprawling pop record full of some of the best music of the year and immediately memorable songs. Despite seemingly remixing everything out there (from Kings of Leon to Vampire Weekend to Passion Pit to Depeche Mode) since then (and, oh yeah, starting a record label with Peter Bjorn & John), the world has truly been missing something without new music from the band. Well, wait no longer. With the first song off their yet-to-be-titled new album, “Devil’s Work” is a return to the classic Miike Snow sound, borrowing from 80’s progressive rock as much as it does from modern synthy club beats. So sit back, put on your favorite winter sweater, and relish in the comforting sounds of great music (and maybe even dance around a little bit – heck, that’s probably what they would want you to do).
Miike Snow’s new album is due out early next year with a tour to follow, so follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and their official website to find out when all of that is going down. In the meantime, feel free to listen to “Devil’s Work” over and over again. That’s what I’ll be doing.