Published Jun 03, 2014In recent years, Dan Snaith has been focusing on his Daphni dance project and his Jiaolong label, but now he's finally returned to his celebrated Caribou banner for a new LP. Our Love will be out on October 7 through Merge.
According to a press release, "Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip-hop-inspired beats, muted house basslines, and a love of shuffling garage." It includes collaborations from Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett, with mixing handled by David Wrench.
This basement-brewed record is apparently Snaith's "most soulful record," incorporating synthesizers, analogue soul, occasionally downcast lyrics, and celebratory moods.
The album cover is above. Scroll past the tracklist below to hear album "Can't Do Without You," which begins as a murky electro-soul number that emerges from the fog a minute and a half in and eventually pushes towards a pulsing climax.
Also below, see Caribou's extensive upcoming tour schedule.
This is Caribou's first album since 2010's Swim. It's available to pre-order at iTunes or physically from Merge's store.
Read our story on Caribou's new album here.
1. Can't Do Without You
3. All I Ever Need
4. Our Love
6. Second Chance
7. Julia Brightly
9. Back Home
10. Your Love Will Set You Free
06/12 Lucern, Switzerland - B-Sides Festival
06/13 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar
06/20 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06/21 Berlin, Germany - Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Mauerpark
06/22 Westmeath County, Ireland - Body & Soul Festival
06/26 Foligno, Italy - Dancity Festival
07/04 Turku, Finland - Ruisrock
07/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Pitch!
07/08 Corsica, France - Calvi on the Rocks
07/11 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive
07/12 Liege, France - Les Ardentes Festival
07/13 Brugge, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07/26 Chapel Hill, NC - Merge 25th Anniversary at Cat's Cradle
08/14 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock
08/15 Wales, UK - Greenman Festival
08/16 London, UK - Jabberwocky
08/23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08/27 Pula, Croatia - Dimensions Festival
09/05 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09/06 Bologna, Italy - LINK Club
10/08 London, UK - KOKO *
10/10 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk *
10/11 Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit *
10/15 Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island *
10/16 Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory *
10/17 Budapest, Hungary - A38 *
10/18 Vienna. Austria - Electronic Beats at TMuseumsquartier *
10/19 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle *
10/20 Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457 *
10/21 Lyon, France - Transbordeur *
10/22 Lille, France - Aeronef *
10/23 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace *
10/24 Bristol, UK - Simple Things Festival at Motion *
10/31-11/01 Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
11/07 Turin, Italy - MiTo Club to Club
11/08 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
11/10 Montreal, QC - Le National *
11/11 Boston, MA - Paradise *
11/12 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
11/13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11/15 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
11/17 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
11/18 Orlando, FL - The Social *
11/19 Miami, FL - Grand Central *
11/20 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
11/21 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
11/22 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds *
11/23 Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11/24 Toronto, ON - Danforth *
* with Jessy Lanza