When Swedish band Miike Snow took over the blogosphere in 2009 with their song-of-the-summer contender “Animal,” they hid behind masks, makeup, and hoods. Not anymore. The boys are at SXSW promoting their new record, Happy to You, with a slew of shows (including a headlining slot tonight at Lustre Pearl), but took some time yesterday to answer a few questions and pose for some pictures. Turns out they’re pretty good looking.
What is the oldest possession you’re carrying with you?
Pontus: A Lamonia Swiss watch from the ’50s or ’60s.
Andrew: A Tera Patrick DVD.
What is your most important piece of equipment?
Pontus: The Fourth member of the band, who goes under many names: The Blob, Diana Ross, The Black Diva, The Synthesizer, or simply The Monster.
Describe the last sunset you saw.
Andrew: Sedona, AZ, and it was made absolutely intolerable because of tinnitus. I didn’t enjoy it at all. Now, everytime I see the sunrise, I like to think of suicide, and cookies.
Who was your hero at age 5?
Andrew: The Cookie Monster
What was your obsession at age 17? What are your obsessions now?
Andrew: Porn and porn. And cookies.