Downtown/Atlantic recording group Miike Snow has announced today’s release of iii. The band’s third studio album is available now in stores and at all online retailers. In addition, limited edition picture disc vinyl is available exclusively via Miike Snow’s official webstore.
Miike Snow is celebrating “iii” with a major North American headline tour, the Swedish/American trio’s first in more than three years. The dates – now almost completely sold out – began last night at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge and travel the continent before returning to the Big Apple for a performance at the annual Governor’s Ball NYC Music Festival on June 4th (see attached itinerary). The tour will make stops at a number of top music festivals, highlighted by a prominent Sunday slot at Indio, CA’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, slated for April 17th and 24th. Other upcoming festies include Miami, FL’s Ultra Music Festival (March 18th), Durham, NC’s Moogfest (May 19th), Gulf Shores, AL’s Hangout Music Festival (May 21st-22nd), Boston, MA’s Boston Calling (May 28th). For complete details and remaining ticket information, please see www.miikesnow.com.
Miike Snow made a major network TV appearance earlier this week, performing “Genghis Khan” and “Heart Is Full” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! “At first, it seemed like (Miike Snow’s) take on ‘Heart’ would be a more subdued, acoustic affair,” wrote SPIN of the performance, “but they switched things up by infusing the track with a wild, funky blast of energy. It’s perhaps only topped by the addition of horns blasting to the wonky tune of ‘Genghis Khan.’”