Published May 31, 2013Pick a Piper leader Brad Weber first made a name for himself as Caribou's live percussionist, and now that project's mastermind Dan Snaith has lent his remixing talents to one of Pick a Piper's songs, as has Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys.
Caribou's take on "Once Were Leaves" is bass-driven and minimal, as synths fill up the low end while vocal samples dance overtop. There are some sparse beats towards the beginning and the end, but much of it is slow-moving and abstract.
Greenspan's remix of "Once in Fjords" (which blends the titles "Once Were Leaves" and "Lucid in Fjords"), on the other hand, is anchored by a steady bass drum and bright synth splashes that eventually coalesce in a danceable groove.
Scroll past Pick a Piper's upcoming tour schedule to hear them. They will come out on 12-inch vinyl through Phonica Records on June 3 in the UK.
6/13 Toronto, ON - The Painted Lady (NXNE)
6/14 Toronto, ON - Comfort Zone (NXNE)
6/15 Sault Ste Marie, ON - Lop Lop Lounge
6/16 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
6/18 Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern
6/23 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
6/26 Nelson, BC - Kootenay Coop Radio CJLY Basement
6/28 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
6/29 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
6/30 Victoria, BC - The Copper Owl
7/13 St. John's, NL - The Levee
7/14 St John's, NL - The Ship
7/17 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
7/18 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar
7/19-20 Antigonish, NS - Evolve Festival