Miike Snow – Black Tin Box (Feat. Lykke Li)
Bloodshy & Avant, the indie-electro-popists behind Swedish band Miike Snow, have a laundry list of producer credits that signifies a deep understanding of the mechanics and sonic idiosyncrasies of good pop. But, while “Black Tin Box” demonstrates their fluency in the arena of pop music, it also possesses a dark playfulness that wasn’t apparent on Miike Snow’s first full-length. The wobbly synths combined with Lykke Li’s startlingly confident croons imbue the track with an air of mischievousness, as if the track, by merely existing, is getting away with something. Happy To You is due out March 27th via Downtown/Universal Republic.