Caribou shares second single from forthcoming ‘Suddenly’

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Caribou shares second single from forthcoming ‘Suddenly’Caribou Thomas Neukum Mural Stamford Hill Estate By Artist Amber Elise

After a five year hiatus, Caribou‘s 2020 album is imminently approaching. Due out February 28, fan’s can finally get a second taste of Suddenly with its second single “You and I.” On his latest, Dan Snaith lyrics expose his loss and longing, contrasting the bright instrumental. “It feels like there’s a hole inside that just won’t go away” Caribou sings, while the pop-leaning electronic production keeps the tone light.

In a statement, Caribou said the following regarding his latest track:

“‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started and one of the last tracks I finished – it existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are about – the track changes suddenly and unpredictably and it is about a change in my life that happened out of the blue.”

Suddenly will be Caribou’s first album since 2014’s Our Love. In October, Snaith released the album’s first single, “Home.” A world-wide tour will accompany the album, beginning in North America before snaking through Europe.

Caribou suddenly announces new album Suddenly, shares another new song

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After judging the gap in October with the release of “Home”, Dan Snaith has taken the leap and firmly planted the Caribou flag in 2020’s calendar.

On February 28 specifically, a day when Merge — and City Slang anywhere that’s not the US! — will suddenly release Suddenly, the first Caribou full-length since 2014’s Our Love.

Recording every day, sometimes unable to sleep due to the constant stream of ideas flooding his brain, Snaith brought Suddenly to life from a bucket of over 900 draft ideas. As a result of several REM cycles being lost to Snaith’s creative drive, Suddenly is full of “swerves and left turns.” Fittingly — and I guess intentionally (realizing mid-thought here that it is called Suddenly), the album is centered on the unexpected events that happen in life, “universal themes that catch you off guard and change your life in a heartbeat.”

You can hear this in new single “You and I,” which starts out dreamy and bouncy, does a gear shift to a chorus of chopped up vocal samples, and then materializes a heavily processed guitar solo from the ether within its final minute.

Have a listen for yourself down below, where you can also check out the artwork and full tracklisting for Suddenly, along with Caribou’s full slate of upcoming tour dates, and pre-order the album (your
choice of either suddenly or gradually) here.

Suddenly, a tracklisting:

01. Sister
02. You and I
03. Sunny’s Time
04. New Jade
05. Home
06. Lime
07. Never Come Back
08. Filtered Grand Piano
09. Like I Loved You
10. Magpie
11. Ravi
12. Cloud Song

Sudddenly, some tour dates:

03.16.20 — Hamilton, ON – The Studio (SOLD OUT)
03.17.20 — Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
03.18.20 — Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
03.19.20 — Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
03.20.20 — Chicago, IL – Riviera
03.21.20 — Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
03.22.20 — Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
03.23.20 — Montreal, QC – M Telus
03.24.20 — Boston, MA – House of Blues
03.25.20 — Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03.26.20 — Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03.27.20 — Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
03.28.20 — Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
03.30.20 — Brighton, UK – The Dome
04.01.20 — Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factory
04.02.20 — Leeds, UK – O2 Academy Leeds
04.03.20 — Manchester, UK – Victoria Warehouse
04.04.20 — Glasgow, UK – The Barrowlands (SOLD OUT)
04.05.20 — Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
04.06.20 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy Bristol
04.07.20 — London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
04.21.20 — Hamburg, DE – Grosse Freiheit 36
04.22.20 — Leipzig, DE – Werk 2
04.23.20 — Prague, CZ – Forum Karlin
04.24.20 — Vienna, AT – Gasometer
04.25.20 — Munich, DE – Muffathalle
04.26.20 — Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten
04.27.20 — Paris, FR – L’Olympia
04.28.20 — Cologne, DE – E-werk
04.29.20 — Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg / Ronda
04.30.20 — Brussels, BE – Les Nuits Botanique – Chapiteau
06.25.20 — Rome, IT – Roma Summer Fest
07.09.20 — Bilbao ES – Bilbao BBK Live
07.10.20 — Lisbon, PT – NOS Alive
07.11.20 — Dublin, IE – Iveagh Gardens
08.12.20 — Vilnius, LT – Botanic Park
08.15.20 — Berlin, DE – Zitadelle (Caribou and Friends)
08.16.20 — Kiev, UA – Art-Zavod Platforma

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Caribou releases first track in five years: ‘Home’

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Caribou releases first track in five years: ‘Home’Caribou Thomas Neukum Mural Stamford Hill Estate By Artist Amber Elise

Caribou has released his first song in five years, “Home,” via Merge. Guitar licks around a real drum beat dance alongside soulful vocals in an arrangement that dips and dives through nostalgic instrumentation sequenced in a modern hip-hop beat format.

In the press release, the Canadian artist who uses pseudonym Dan Snaith, talked about the ever-so-enticing loop that simply feels right—something all producers can relate to. Snaith reworked the original track “Home” by Gloria Barnes into a contemporary loop, and the sounds simply worked.

He also mentioned “sometimes making music feels like a process I’m in charge of… but there are other times when things just present themselves and my job is to follow their lead. It wasn’t until the circumstances of someone close to me mirrored the refrain of the original song that the track all came together.”

Caribou’s last studio album was released in 2014, Our Love. Snaith released an album in 2017 under his Daphni moniker and an EP this year, Sizzling. He also announced a Caribou tour launching in March of 2020.

Photo credit: Amber Elise

Caribou return from migration with first new song in five years

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Instead of hibernation, caribou will undertake long migrations, traversing hundreds of miles in search of agreeable conditions. Which is to say, that Dan Snaith’s Caribou hasn’t been hibernating since 2014’s Our Love, it’s simply been migrating, in search of that next sound. Five years later, Caribou has at last returned with a brand new song, “Home.”

The track is funky and soulful, based around a loop of Gloria Barnes’ 1971 song of the same name. Whether Caribou’s “Home” will end up being part of a yet-to-be-announced album remains to be seen. But, it does feel like a logical next step in the constant progression of Caribou’s sound. Taking inspiration from different sources than its predecessors, “Home” still feels wholly informed by what came before it, more or less in line with what Snaith has done on every Caribou release.

Listen to “Home” — Caribou’s first new song in five years — at your choice of streaming services here. But OBVIOUSLY NOT before you check out the artwork down below, followed by Caribou’s upcoming slate of 2020 tour dates. Caribou, they love to migrate.

Caribou migration tour metaphor etc:

03.16.20 — Hamilton, ON — The Studio
03.17.20 — Toronto, ON — Danforth
03.20.20 — Chicago, IL — Riviera
03.21.20 — Detroit, MI — Saint Andrews Hall
03.22.20 — Ottawa, ON — Bronson Centre
03.23.20 — Montreal, QC — M Telus
03.24.20 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
03.25.20 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
03.26.20 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
03.27.20 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
03.30.20 — Brighton, UK — The Dome
04.01.20 — Liverpool, UK — Invisible Wind Factory
04.02.20 — Leeds, UK — Stylus Academy
04.03.20 — Manchester, UK — Victoria Warehouse
04.04.20 — Glasgow, UK — Barrowland
04.05.20 — Birmingham, UK — 02 Academy
04.06.20 — Bristol, UK — 02 Academy
04.07.20 — London, UK — 02 Academy Brixton
04.21.20 — Hamburg — Grosse Freiheit
04.22.20 — Leipzig — Werk 2
04.23.20 — Prague — Forum Karlin
04.24.20 — Vienna — Gasometer
04.25.20 — Munich — Muffathalle
04.26.20 — Zurich — Kaufleuten
04.27.20 — Paris — Olympia
04.28.20 — Cologne — Ewerk
04.29.20 — Utrecht — Tivoli Ronda
04.30.20 — Brussels — Nuits Botanique
07.11.20 — Dublin — Iveagh Gardens
08.15.20 — Berlin — Zitadelle

Caribou – “Home”

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Dan Snaith has been active over the last few years under his Daphni name — his most recent release was the Sizzling EP this past June — but it’s been five years since he’s put anything new out as Caribou. That project’s last album was 2014’s Our Love, but today Snaith … More »

Daphni – “Sizzling”

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Outside of his main work with Caribou, Dan Snaith has kept up with his Daphni project with refreshing frequency. His last full-length was 2017’s Joli Mai, and earlier this year he released a flip on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Today, he’s announced that he’ll put out a new EP this summer, and … More »

Daphni – “Thriller”

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Daphni - "Thriller"Dan Snaith is hopefully finishing up a new Caribou album right now, but however he’s been spending his time, he found a few moments for a fun side project. Under his Daphni alias, Snaith has delivered a seven-minute dance remix of Michael Jackson’s world-dominating 1983 hit “Thriller.” It’s quite the odyssey, a recording that uses … More »

Ceremonia festival announces stellar one-day lineup featuring Four Tet, Caribou & more

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Toluca, Mexico’s one-day independent music festival, known as Ceremonia, has announced its spectacular 2018 lineup. The event’s latest edition will see an impressive array of indie acts hit the stage with Four Tet, Caribou, Mura Masa, Soulwax, Cashmere Cat, Arca, and more.

Tickets and more information on the one-day installment taking place April 7 are available here.

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