The liquid, pliant lead single from Caribou’s upcoming album Swim now has a video that’s equally soft-edged. No concrete storyline here — just lots of wintry nature shots blending into one another, and a woman driving, then walking through the snow, with a sort of Into The Wild vibe to the beginning/ending. Like the song’s protagonist, the video’s main character is also in the process of escaping from someone, with just as little success.


(via P4K)

Swim is out 4/20 via Merge.

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Comments (29)
  1. damnrealb  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    :o that’s a trip!

  2. best
    song
    ever

  3. God, this song is so nice – beautiful.

  4. Steal Softly...  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    A GOOD looking video…

  5. wantnotwastenot  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    this is why caribou is amazing

  6. E to the H  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    Excellent…So looking forward to his new album. Some lucky fellows on Last.Fm are scrobbling it..

  7. abuck111  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    Am I seeing a man piece at the very beginning? I’m pretty sure that’s a penis. Can someone explain tihs?

  8. yea, this track is totally great. in other news, “have one on me” leaked today

  9. anon  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    Snaith seems to outdo himself every time.

  10. glazzy  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 0

    This song is glorious.

  11. xpx  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2010 0

    This is a Whitest Boy Alive cover right?

  12. David  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2010 0

    Stunning video, amazing song. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the new album.

  13. CHEQdaddy  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2010 0

    love this song. can’t get it outa my head.

  14. grant parkes  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2010 0

    cheq daddy your the man

  15. As if I could love Caribou any more? I love love love love love (yes, 5x) this. And I think this video checked into my subconscious for its material. Creepily fulfilling.

  16. This is certainly different than their last album, and is just as intriguing.

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