Published Jan 24, 2013Since Pick a Piper earned our approval with their self-titled EP in 2009, band leader Brad Weber has been busy playing drums in the live incarnation of Caribou. Now, Weber has returned to Pick a Piper for a debut full-length. This eponymous LP will drop through Mint Records on April 2.
According to a press release, this album finds the band shifting away from their self-described "organic dance music" in favour of a more synthetic sound based around "found-sound samples, synths, electronic percussion, and deftly sequenced helpings of reverb and delay."
That said, the album will contain more of the dense percussion and melodic sensibilities that we're used to hearing from Pick a Piper. It features Weber joined by bandmates Angus Fraser and Dan Roberts, plus guest vocalists from bands like Ruby Suns, Enon/Brainiac, Born Ruffians, and Braids.
John Schmersal of Enon/Brainiac (plus Caribou's live band) sings lead on the percussive, synth-kissed single "All Her Colours," which you can stream below.
Pick a Piper:
1. Lucid in Fjords
2. All Her Colours
3. Cinders and Dust
4. Once Were Leaves
5. South to Polynesia
7. Hour Hands
8. Dinghy in a Quiet Cove