Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Caribou's 'Swim' Out Today / Set Austin Date for May 16 @ Emo's

One of our favorite records of the year hits store shelves today and you should go out and buy a copy or two for yourselves. Caribou has been an intriguing band from the beginning and "Swim" takes the band to new creative heights. The record finds Dan Snaith doing some heavy meditation on dance tracks that meld perfectly with Caribou's brand of accessible, "out-there" indie. Here's what Snaith had to say about the record:

"So much of contemporary music is soaked in referencing this or that. I wanted people to put the record on and not be able to say, 'This sounds like so-and-so.' I want people to say, 'This sounds like Dan!'"

If "Swim" is really what Snaith sounds like, I hope he stays true to himself and puts out more records in the future in this same vein. The record is out on Merge today and if you order it on iTunes, it will come with a bonus track, "Odessa (Junior Boys remix)".

Oh and hey! The band will be playing in Austin on May 16 with Toro y Moi at Emo's. The venue has been moving a lot of shows due to early ticket sell-outs, so you might want to get yours now!

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