Listen to “The Wave” here
“The Wave” truly grasps ear attention with a fresh addition of military snares to the dance-laden synths typical of the group. The gleaming trip to the Miike Snow moon comes to a full circle once the track’s video meets that of “Paddling Out”, one of the first singles released last month following album-mate, “Devil’s Work.”
Listen to “Devil’s Work” here
The paired videos are a sequence of stories revolving around a human’s abduction odyssey to an alien house-ship and the strange, yet entertaining extra-terrestrial massacre that took place subsequently. Happy to You truly plays with venturing to another world, whether it be by experimenting with steel drums or with space-inspired synths paired with twinkly and tropical xylophone melodies.
Listen to “Paddling Out” here
Right smack dab in the middle of everything comes “God Help This Divorce,” the black sheep of the album with a Beatles-influenced sensitivity, while “No Starry World” is a purely beat-driven space after-party. Despite those two album hiccups, all in all, Happy to You is for M83 fans who are fond of the vocal stylings of Peter Bjorn and John, but can’t live without occasional LCD Soundsystem-like feast of electro beats. Its clear that only the best studio mics were used in the recording of this track.
Listen to “Enter the Joker’s Lair” here
Electro-pop trio, Miike Snow are the fire and we are the moths. Like a twinkling toy, Happy To You –out today– is an album you want to play with. It is shiny and new (complete with a Lykke Li collaboration), and therefore is irresistible. Whisking the listener away to an ethereal galaxy at its intro,
Jun 19 13 @ 1:51 PMPaul McCarthy “WS”
Jun 20 13 @ 6:00 PMIsabelle Wenzel Opening at HAUSERGALLERY Switzerland
Jun 21 13 @ 6:16 PMModular Presents FOR 2013
Jun 22 13 @ 4:00 PMMATTE Presents...Full Moon Party at Governor's Island
Jun 28 13 @ 11:29 AMMAN Paris - S/S '14
Jun 29 13 @ 1:39 PMMoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
Jun 17 13 @ 12:21 AMPretty Lights' A Color Map Of The Sun'
Jun 16 13 @ 9:00 PMThe Happy Show at Le Baron Chinatown
Jun 15 13 @ 12:00 PMLondon Collections Mens