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Caribou Shares New Title Track "Our Love" + New Album 'Our Love' Out 10/7 via Merge, Worldwide Tour Starts This Fall

posted Aug 18, 2014, 9:29 AM by Vu Nguyen
Following the rapturously received news of his forthcoming album (due October 7 on Merge/October 6 on City Slang), Caribou
has revealed album title track “Our Love”.

Built around warm, bubbling beats and Dan's distinctive vocal loops before taking a bass heavy turn in the middle, you can listen to “Our Love” here:
https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/our-love

Having made a much heralded return to the festival live circuit over the summer, Caribou will embark on a full worldwide tour, details can be found below.

Lead track “Can't Do Without You” has racked up well over 3.5 million plays across Soundcloud, Spotify and You Tube since announcement and has been played by everyone from Annie Mac to Zane Lowe on Radio 1, whilst also being the most played track on 6 Music in the last 3 months after being A-listed.


Listen to “Can’t Do Without You’” here:
https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/cant-do-without-you

 

‘Our Love’ will be available from Midnight tonight via itunes. Pre-order the album Our Love here: smarturl.it/ourlove_itunes

  

Our Love’ is the glorious slow-burn kaleidoscopic pop masterpiece forming the backbone of yet another joyous album from Dan Snaith. Strings are provided by Owen Pallet. As Dan explains, Our Love was supposed to be a sort of mellow coda to “All I Ever Need” [the track that precedes it which Owen also wrote the violin arrangements for] but then I made the big bassline and I liked the way it unexpectedly turned 90 degrees in the middle. This track went through a million versions. The bassline was definitely made out of fascination/admiration for dance music that is mind-numbingly simple. When I sent it to Owen and asked him to write parts I was talking about the arrangement and layout of the song as a kind of chess game where the parts move around one another in a sort of dance. He came back with the spectral Penderecki high strings and the more baroque riffs you can hear which we both agreed had to be used super super sparingly so it was more like a little treat for the listener when they appeared.”

 

The album 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 sounds which cut through the blissful euphoria of bubbling synths and the albums synthetic constructions.

 

Our Love is due October 7 via Merge/ October 6 via City Slang and features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper.

 

Caribou Worldwide Dates:

23 Aug FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA

27 Aug 27 Dimensions Festival, Pula, HR

5 Sept Bestival

6 Sep Estragon, Bologna, IT

8 Oct KOKO, London* SOLD OUT

9 Oct Botanique, Brussels, BE*

10 Oct Ewerk, Cologne, DE*

11 Oct Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, DE*

12 Oct Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, NL*

13 Oct The Circus, Helsinki, FI

14 Oct Berghain, Berlin, DE*

15 Oct Conne Island, Leipzig, DE*

16 Oct Meet Factory, Prague, CZ*

17 Oct A38, Budapest, HU*

18 Oct Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier, Vienna, AT*

19 Oct Muffathalle, Munich, DE*

20 Oct Komplex 457, Zurich, CH*

21 Oct Transbordeur, Lyon, FR*

22 Oct Aeronef, Lille, FR*

23 Oct Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace, Liverpool*

24 Oct Simple Things Festival at Motion, Bristol* http://tickets.crackmagazine.net/ 

31 Oct The Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK* SOLD OUT

1 Nov Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris, FR*

5 Nov Vicar Street, Dublin, IE*

6 Nov Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES*

7 Nov Alfa MiTo Club To Club, Turin, IT*

8 Nov Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS*

10 Nov Le National, Montreal, QC*

11 Nov Paradise, Boston, MA*

12 Nov Webster Hall, New York, NY*

13 Nov Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*

15 Nov Black Cat, Washington, DC*

16 Nov Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC*

17 Nov Terminal West, Atlanta, GA*

18 Nov The Social, Orlando, FL*

19 Nov Grand Central, Miami, FL*

20 Nov Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL*

21 Nov  One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA*

22 Nov Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX*

23 Nov The Mohawk, Austin, TX*

24 Nov Danforth Music Fall, Toronto, ON*

12 Mar Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE

14 Mar Brixton Academy, London, UK

 

*support from Jessy Lanza

 
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