Published Apr 20, 2010After almost three years of waiting for Caribou's next big project, Dan Snaith is finally giving us Swim. This follow-up to his 2008 Polaris Music Prize-winning album, Andorra, is definitely a leap forward for Snaith's Caribou, and you can hear it for yourself at Exclaim.ca, where the album will be streaming all week.
Swim is due out on Tuesday (April 20) via Merge Records, but just click here to listen to the album now in its entirety.
The nine-song record is a brilliant mix of euphoric sounds that flow back and forth, making it one intriguing and mesmerizing listen. The lyrics tell us about the passing of time, family history and the breakdown of relationships, with Snaith pulling on the heartstrings of his listeners more than a few times.
While Snaith is still Caribou's driving force, he's roped in a few collaborators on this one, including Junior Boy Jeremy Greenspan, a Toronto free jazz quartet and Born Ruffians' Luke Lalonde, who contributes to the stellar album closer "Jamelia."
In support of Swim, Caribou has announced a Canada-heavy tour, which kicks off this week. He will be touring through a chunk of Europe, most of the U.S. and Canadian cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax and even Saskatoon.
Caribou's Swim will be streaming on Exclaim.ca until April 26.
Stay tuned for these future full-album streams on Exclaim.ca:
The New Pornographers Together April 27 to May 3
Holy Fuck Latin May 4 to May 10
Bettye Lavette Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook May 18 to May 24
Born Ruffians Say It May 25 to May 31
Tokyo Police Club Champ June 1 to June 7