Caribou is set to release new album ‘Our Love' on City Slang on Oct 6, 2014. Formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage, all filtered through Dan's own unique perspective. ‘Our Love’ is also probably Caribou's most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature which cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. In short, it's exactly what you didn't even know you were waiting for, and you are all going to bloody love it.
Much more detail after the jump, but first, listen to lead track “Can't Do Without You” right here, right now:
Pre-order the album at iTunes Here http://glnk.it/2jb tomorrow
Our Love is due October 6 on City Slang and is the sixth studio album from Caribou. The album features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper. Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan's own unique perspective. The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou's most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature which cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions.
Having followed up his Polaris Prize winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010 (selling nearly 175, 000 copies worldwide and being named ‘Album of the Year’ by Rough Trade, Mixmag and Resident Advisor whilst also hitting The Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin and Mojo's Top 20), Dan has spent the intervening four years not only touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7.5 hour long sets. In 2012 Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road whilst Dan released his first album under the guise of his dance floor loving pseudonym, Daphni, to widespread critical acclaim. Following the shape shifting sounds of JIAOLONG and the brightly textured, fluid constructions of Swim – both inward looking records in their own way – Dan withdrew to the basement once more to work on Caribou's next opus. Only he didn't: Our Love isn't the sound of isolated creation but the sound of Dan at his most connected - with love for his listeners, his collaborators and those closest to him.
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Listen to CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU, the first song from the new album below!
Pre-order the new album digitally and get this song for free instantly: glnk.it/2jb or pre-order the physical LP and CD here: http://cityslang.frocksteady.com/shop/music.html?artist=1353
If you weren't one of the lucky ones to witness Caribou's electrifying set at this year's Melt! Festival, ZDF Kultur have come to the rescue - you can watch a section of the show here, televised this afternoon in Germany.
Due to the recent tragedy at a Radiohead show in Toronto, the band have decided to reschedule a number of their upcoming Caribou-supported European shows. All new dates are listed after the jump.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Scott Johnson, the Radiohead crew member who tragically lost his life in this disaster, and we wish those others injured a speedy recovery.
All rescheduled shows are listed here - more details in our tourdates section
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