Monday, August 17, 2009

Miike Snow: creepier than you might think

I happened upon a Miike Snow show (joy!) when I was in Chicago for Lollapalooza two weekends ago. They were a little rough still, but the performance beat out the rest of the weekend, by far. It was held in a venue in the meatpacking district of Chicago, which seems to still be used for packing meat in a totally non-ironic, non-depressing way, unlike the B&T wasteland of lower Manhattan.


Some quick notes: lead singer Andrew Wyatt has a rugged beard a la Ben Bridwell, and he accentuates it by wearing a Phantom of the Opera-style mask; it's sort of nerve-wracking to watch an entire band wearing aforesaid masks; I think the band needs to let the awesomeness of their song "Animal" sink in before playing any more weird, electro-infused reprises; "Sylvia" is a much more beautiful song than I had realized.

Lykke Li headlined the show, and I couldn't help suspecting she picked Miike as a headliner because of some shared Swedishness. Which leads to my next question: how do you pronounce "Miike"?

5 comments:

that is rubbish said...

i've heard it pronounced on the radio -- yes, they're on the radio -- as one would say Mike, as in Bloomberg or Tyson. Now there's a collaboration I'd like to hear.

Alice said...

No, the name Miike as after Takashi Miike, the japanese film director.
So you pronounce it like 'mee-kay'

Anonymous said...

Did you ever saw "Eurotrip". There's the German girl called "Mieke". And this "Miike" is pronounced like that.

Anonymous said...

I just heard them say their own name on stage.. The first comment is correct. They just say "Mike".

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUd_Ek1woZ4