Photos by G.
When you see an electronic band live, several things are certain: strobe lights, underage kids gobbling up pills like they are candy, a massive dance party and really awesome music. All of those things happened as electronic-rockers Miike Snow played the first of two sold out shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on October 6, 2010. (Side note: they went on at 10:15 pm for those wondering what time to get to the venue tomorrow). I enjoyed the show a lot as I love Miike Snow’s self-titled debut album. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt has a smooth voice that works great over an electronic beat and he has recently lent his voice to “You Gave Me Nothing” by Mark Ronson, which I am also loving. In addition, I met Andrew prior to the show and he was really cool. More on that coming soon (so stay tuned). The only small complaint I had with Miike Snow’s live show is that the flashing strobe lighting effects used on the opening track didn’t vary much throughout the hour plus set. Therefore, by the end of the show, I was starting to get a headache from seeing the same flashing lights over and over again. Luckily, they sounded great live and it was really fun standing above the crowd and watching a dance party take place song after song. The highlight for me was their cover of “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend. Miike Snow did a really cool remix of the track and it was a treat to hear it live. A video of the cover is coming soon, so stay tuned! Sometimes it snows in October.
The setlist was: Intro / Cult Logic / Burial / Black And Blue / A Horse Is Not A Home / Rabbit / Sylvia / Plastic Jungle / Sans Soleil / Animal.
In Search Of / The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance (Vampire Weekend cover)