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Daphni – “Vikram”

Dan Snaith has a reputation to uphold. He’s the shimmering, evasive force behind Caribou, one of the best and most beloved electronic music acts of our time. But as beloved musicians know, that shit can get old. Working in a single aesthetic and maintaing the grace and dignity of a band’s sound takes a lot… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 7, 2015 - 12:20 pm

The 6 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Saturday

I’d been told Primavera was one of the best festivals in Europe, and as the final day started up I definitely believed the hype. It’s just an all around mesmerizing setting, crowd, and lineup. I started my Saturday going to see Strand Of Oaks perform a rawer, more furious rock set than I’d ever see… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Dan Snaith Shares New Untitled Daphni Track

Caribou’s Dan Snaith appeared on Jon Hopkins’ latest BBC Radio 1 Residency show and shared a new track under his Daphni alias. Snaith said the track is something he threw together to play in DJ sets and that it doesn’t have a title or raison d’existence. He continues: “It’s sloppily put together, poorly mixed, ineffective… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You” Video

Caribou’s pulsing, romantic single “Can’t Do Without You” might’ve been the best thing about last year’s very good album Our Love. Its new video does interesting things with the fond, simple glimmer of the song. It tells the story about a little kid and a flying, piñata-looking fish creature, and you learn everything you need… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 10:15 am

Pick A Piper – “Once Were Leaves (Caribou Remix)”

Caribou drummer Brad Weber is also the lynch pin in another musical project called Pick A Piper, which includes a revolving cast of collaborators — Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Clint Scrivene to name a few. For those unfamiliar with the Toronto group, here is their mission statement of sorts:… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 8, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Hear New Caribou Remixes From Cyril Hahn, Head High

Last year, Caribou released the gooey, emotive, beautifully produced dance album Our Love. This morning, he’s released an expanded edition of the album on iTunes, and it includes a pile of new and previously released remixes, including the three you can hear below. In his reworking of the almost-R&B track “Second Chance,” the Vancouver producer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2015 - 9:44 am

Stream Caribou Vibration Ensemble CVE Live 2011

Caribou are a hell of a live band in any situation, but if you ever get a chance to see Dan Snaith in his Caribou Vibration Ensemble configuration, you should take that chance. A few times over the past few years, Snaith has put together big all-star live bands to do some serious psychedelic channeling-the-star… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015 - 10:56 am

Caribou – “Your Love Will Set You Free (C2’s Set U Free RMX)”

Detroit electronic music veteran Carl Craig has remixed Caribou’s “Your Love Will Set You Free,” the closing track from Our Love. “Carl Craig is a peerless remixer. I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages,” Dan Snaith said in a press release. “He was one of the first people to publicly… More »

By: James Rettig / December 9, 2014 - 8:25 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Caribou @ Webster Hall, NYC 11/14/14

My whole experience with Caribou started live. Back in 2012, when the profile of Dan Snaith’s project rose due to opening for Radiohead, I was one of those who happened to show up to the arena in Newark early looking to secure a good spot for Radiohead and wound up leaving the show a complete… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 15, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Hear Two New Daphni Songs On Dan Snaith’s Rough Trade Mixtape

Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, has shared a new mix he made for record store Rough Trade. The mix was originally only available with copies of Caribou’s Our Love that were bought through the retailer, but Snaith has uploaded the mix for everyone today. It contains two new tracks from his dance alter-ego Daphni: a track… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Hear New Daphni, Les Sins, Joy Orbison Tracks In Caribou’s BBC Essential Mix

Caribou’s Dan Snaith has put out a new BBC Essential Mix that features a bunch of new songs. The new songs include “Carry On” and “Tin” from Snaith’s DJ project Daphni, Les Sins’ “Past” and “Call,” a new untitled Joy Orbison collaboration with Boddika, Anthony Naples’ “Miles,” and Pearson Sound’s “Rubber Tree.” “Right now i… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Caribou – “Our Love” Video

Today, Caribou releases the excellent new emotive dance-music album Our Love, and he’s also shared the video for the pulsing, blinking title track. Ryan Staake directed the clip, which is made to look like a single unbroken camera shot. In the video, we see a nicely-dressed elderly woman wandering the grounds of an otherwise, abandoned… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014 - 10:20 am

Q&A: Caribou On The Inspirations, Experiences, And Complex Emotions That Define Our Love

When Dan Snaith named Caribou’s new album Our Love, he knew people might initially picture some kind of fairytale sentiment. But nothing is ever that simple, least of all love, and Snaith not only knows that, he’s used that complexity as his main inspiration. The singles “Can’t Do Without You” and the title track have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 1, 2014 - 10:57 am

Stream Caribou Our Love

Ever since the glorious “Can’t Do Without You” hit the internet way back in June, Caribou’s Our Love has been one of the year’s most breathlessly anticipated albums. The excellent title track, shared last month, did nothing to dispel that anticipation. Now the whole album is out there in the world, and as someone who’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 29, 2014 - 10:28 am

Caribou – “Our Love (Daphni Remix)”

In addition to Caribou, Dan Snaith sometimes releases things under his Daphni moniker, which usually trend in a more club-oriented direction. This time he’s remixed one of his own songs, “Our Love,” from the upcoming Caribou album of the same name. He punches up the track a little bit without changing its essence, taking away… More »

By: James Rettig / September 12, 2014 - 7:05 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let’s be honest: This was a pretty stacked week. It’s always a joy to find new music that surprises and impresses you, and while this week’s list is indeed impressive, it may not be especially surprising. These are just five (well, six) artists at the tops of their respective games, and they’re fucking killing it. More »

By: Stereogum / August 22, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Caribou – “Our Love”

As you might have guessed from “Can’t Do Without You,” Caribou’s upcoming Our Love expertly blends brainy electronic impulses with tender emotional warmth. It’s one of the year’s greatest albums, which the title track further asserts. Below, hear Dan Snaith’s gentle cooing set against liquid gurgles and a beat that seems to sigh contentedly a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

Is Festival EDM Dying, Or Is It Just Getting Interesting?

If you perform with a giant light-up mouse helmet on your head, chances are you understand how to grab people’s attention. Whether Twitter-feuding with Arcade Fire, describing a rival DJ/producer as “McDonald’s,” or admitting that entertainers like himself mostly just press play on stage, Joel Thomas Zimmerman has repeatedly proven to be a natural bor… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014 - 3:42 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week’s 5 Best Songs is populated by two artists who are never far from this column, two who have never before been featured here but whose respective catalogs reach back to the turn of the millennium, and one with a producer credit on a recent Best Song, appearing here under his own name for… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2014 - 4:45 pm
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