Dan Snaith Preps Vinyl Reissues of Caribou's Early Albums
Published Mar 19, 2013These days, Canadian sound architect Dan Snaith is known for creating experimental pop songs under the name Caribou and for programming dance beats as Daphni in addition to running the label Jiaolong. This Record Store Day (April 20), he will be revisiting some of his earliest excursions with a trio of vinyl releases.
Snaith released his first two albums, 2001's Start Breaking My Heart and 2003's Up in Flames under the moniker Manitoba, while 2005's The Milk of Human Kindness was his first as Caribou (after being forced to change his name by Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba). All three of these albums will be reissued on limited edition coloured vinyl for Record Store Day by the Leaf Label.
The first two albums will be altered to reflect Snaith's moniker change, and the name Caribou will appear on the front cover. The Milk of Human Kindness, on the other hand, is a reproduction of the original vinyl packaging. The label notes that that these albums have long been out of print on vinyl.
If you aren't able to pick up the coloured versions on Record Store Day, the label will also issue the albums on standard black vinyl on May 6. All records will come with a CD copy of the album.