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Caribou Unveils ‘Swim’ Details

Hear "Odessa" Now

Jan 25, 2010 Caribou Bookmark and Share

In 2007, Dan Snaith’s Andorra LP further evolved his psych-pop ensemble Caribou, and garnered Snaith Canada’s coveted Polaris Music Prize in the process. Naturally, expectations are running high for the follow-up, entitled Swim. That album will drop April 20th, via Merge (North America) and City Slang (U.K. and Europe). Get lost in the mesmerizing cover to the left.

Snaith recorded the full-length in Wales and at Junior Boy Jeremy Greenspan’s Hamilton, Ontario studio. Contributing artists include a quartet of Toronto free-jazz brass players and Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde, who lends his herky-jerky vox on closer “Jamelia.” On Caribou’s site, you can give an email address for a download of opening cut “Odessa.”

In a statement, Snaith described Swim‘s dense aesthetic succinctly: “I got excited by the idea of making dance music that’s liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan… Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water, rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.”


01 Odessa
02 Sun
03 Kaili
04 Found Out
05 Bowls
06 Leave House
07 Hannibal
08 Lalibela
09 Jamelia



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