Caribou Celebrates His Early Work with New Reissue Series
'Start Breaking My Heart,' 'Up in Flames' and 'The Milk of Human Kindness' are all being dusted off for new 2021 editions
Published Mar 26, 2021Caribou is taking a big look back this year. With his 2001 Manitoba debut Start Breaking My Heart being released 20 years ago today, Dan Snaith has announced he'll be reissuing his trio of celebrated early albums.
Start Breaking My Heart, 2003's Up in Flames and 2005's The Milk of Human Kindness will all be reissued on vinyl via Leaf, with the trio of represses arriving in the UK and Europe on July 30 and in North America on September 10.
Each album will be repressed on black vinyl and limited to 1,000 copies. While The Milk of Human Kindness sticks to the original album's tracklist, Start Breaking My Heart and Up in Flames both come with various bonus tracks from their respective eras.
Reflecting on his Start Breaking My Heart debut, Snaith stated the following:
I'd been making music since I was an early teenage. But the music on this album was the first time I felt like something had clicked. All of a sudden, I had a sense of what I wanted the tracks I was making to be. Luckily that had happened right around the time I met Kieran Hebden, accosting him out of the blue at a festival while visiting the UK, and we had kept in touch. He passed the music along to Tony (Morley) at the Leaf Label.
Making this album in my crappy student bedroom in Toronto and mailing it over to Tony on burned CDs, it was thrilling that there was a real record label in London that was excited about releasing it all over the world. It may be 20 years ago, but I can still remember the excitement from around the time of this album release and of me starting to become a 'real music producer' vividly.
You can check out all three of the 2021 Caribou reissues down below, where you can also pre-order the records.
Caribou's most recent album was 2020's Suddenly.