Caribou is challenging fans to a remix contest of the song Sun from their forthcoming new album, Swim. Download the parts and get the details to enter before May 7th, the winners will receive Swim on double-LP and CD along with an Odessa 12-inch, a t-shirt and two tickets to a Caribou show near you. Check it out over atSoundcloud.
Tourdates on his myspace.
“Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water… rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.” From Caribou‘s Dan Snaith in describing his upcoming release of the LP Swim (out 4/20 in the US via Merge and in the UK and Europe via City Slang). Recorded in both Wales and with Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) in Hamilton, the album features guests including Keiran Hebden (Four Tet), Born Ruffians‘ Luke Lalonde, Greenspan, and Koushik (Stone’s Throw).
Grab a free mp3 of Odessa here.
I’d like to introduce you to Waterloo, Ontario’s Pick A Piper. A collective featuring Brad Weber of Caribou, Angus Fraser of Tenth of May, Dan Roberts ex-Winter Equinox and Clint Scrivener, they’ve written a handful of carefully crafted songs of tribal psych with heavy doses of percussion and electronic flourishes. Gorgeous textures, interesting vocal melodies. Very refreshing for my ears.
You’ll also like this if you’re not normally satisfied with one drum kit on the stage. Pick A Piper perform with two (like bands Caribou and Tortoise).
Start off with Rooms (here’s the video). Reminds me of the videos coming from MGMT‘s camp.
For something a lot more rhythmic, try on Bechtel Park.
Thanks for listening,