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Ultra Artist: Miike Snow’s Crossover Appeal Buoys New Album ‘iii’

While Ultra Music Festival may be a dance party extravaganza, featured artist pop-rock outfit Miike Snow fits right in with their new material.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

While Ultra Music Festival is the crown gem of live dance music in America, from time to time an act will come out of left field and kick some crossover-appeal ass. This year Swedish dance-pop outfit Miike Snow is among the odd men in, returning from a three-year hiatus to play the massive EDM fest in Miami this month, as well as release a new album, iii, on March 4th.

Listen below to the single “The Heart Of Me,” which takes a leap at heartbreak through the band’s undiminished trademark pep. Pulsing, breathless and dabbling deep in psychedelia, the track is a promising sign of what’s to come with the release of iii.

Also on prime display is “Genghis Khan,” a track so delicious it’s been locked in our heads all week:

Pre-order the new Miike Snow album on iTunes, and see the full list of tour dates below.

Miike Snow 2016 North American Tour:

03/03: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

03/04: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

03/05: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

03/09: Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

03/11: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

03/12: New Orleans, LA @ Buku Music & Art Project

03/13: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

03/15: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre

03/18-20: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival

04/09: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

04/10: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

04/11: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

04/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

04/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

04/16: Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan Pool

04/17: Indio, CA @ Coachella

04/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

04/21: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

04/24: Indio, CA @ Coachella

05/19: Durham, NC @ Moogfest

05/20-22: Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival

05/23: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

05/24: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Festival

05/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

05/27: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

05/30: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

05/31: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

06/01: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

06/02: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

06/04: New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival