Canadian electronic maestro Daniel Victor Snaith, a.k.a Caribou will return with a new album in April, entitled Swim. The record will be out on April 19 on City Slang, and will be his first LP since 2007's Andorra. From what we've heard so far, and what we have gleaned from the press release, it's going to be massive. In fact, it is already massive, but the mass will increase manifold by the time it reaches your eardrums.
The record includes a shedload of sometime collaborators, including Keiran Hebden (Four Tet), Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians, Jeremy Greenspan, Koushik, and a five-piece horn section. Brave stuff.
Tracks named as below:
- Found Out
- Leave House
Says Snaith about Swim:
“[It's] definitely dream come true type stuff for me to make that happen with all my friends and Marshall Allen up there killing it at age 85. I hope we get to do it again but in some ways it seems like a logical end to the chapter of my music that’s been big, messy psych records.”
“There are songs about growing old in a relationship, about divorce and loneliness in old age but the lyrics are generally pretty abstract sketches of what’s going on in the situation in my head.”
“The most important thing for me with this record was finding my own sonic vocabulary. That’s why I’m proud of this record.”
Mega. You can also download the opening track, 'Odessa', by clicking here. Sign up to the mailing list and all that. This track will blow away your Monday. I'm scared to listen to it on my headphones right now...