For those of you living under a rock today, you may have missed that there was a HUGE UPSET last night at the U.S. Open. Twenty-year-old Juan Martín del Potro defeated reigning U.S. Open champion Roger Federer. Known for his savage forehand and enormous stature, del Potro is a bit of an animal, but maybe that’s just what it takes to play some really exciting tennis and defeat a champion player like Federer.
Other foreigners making names for themselves as animals tonight in New York City are the members of Sweden’s Miike Snow. Their first album was recorded in Stockholm and released in May 2009 by Downtown Records, and their debut U.S. single, “Animal,” is excellent. Singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt worked with producing team Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg to create the album. I would tell you to check out the show they are playing with Jack Panete tonight at the Mercury Lounge, but their shows today and tomorrow are both sold out, so you’ll have to settle for enjoying this jam here and checking them out the next time they’re in town…
Miike Snow – Animal:
They also did a pretty cool remix of another ev2bk favorite jam, Passion Pit’s “The Reeling”, which you can listen to here: