Caribou ‘SWIM’ full length


Hurricane Gustav evacuation, Laplace, LA August 2008

The new CARIBOU album arrived at one of our local records stores a couple days early this weekend, and while it’s certainly a bummer that the Caribou/Toro y Moi tour chose to hit Baton Rouge over New Orleans, I’m down to make the drive. SWIM’s lo-fi disco is so effective, I can’t help but wonder how long until the masses pick up on the VHS-like slight pitch bending effect that seems to have been dropped across the entire album. Merge Records just put up a remix contest for one of the standout album tracks “Sun” which runs up until May 7th.

MP3: “Sun” – Caribou

MP3: “Kaili” – Caribou


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3 Responses to “Caribou ‘SWIM’ full length”

  1. MOLLY Says:

    Love Caribou, fantastic album –

  2. Caribou - Swim (review) | PhotogMusic Says:

    […] REVIEW OF THE ALBUM (Click on continue reading) Its been three years since Caribou’s Polaris winning “Andorra”. On April 20th, Caribou will release the highly- anticipated follow-up album called Swim. Here is what Cityslang has to say about the album: “Swim is full of brightly textured, rapturous gems that gleam with astonishing production – and then wrenches at your heart with soulful, thoughtful reveries on the passing of time, family history and the breakdown of relationships. “There are songs about growing old in a relationship, about divorce and loneliness in old age but the lyrics are generally pretty abstract sketches of what’s going on in the situation in my head.” While listening to the nine track album, I noticed that there was no retro-psychedelic dance that was heard on “Andorra”, instead, this is a hypnotic trance-electronica dance driven album. One track that really stood out was Kaili, it had those trance-techno beats which really make you want to groove. While I’m not completely sure why people love his music or why it appeals to, I just like to get my dance on to his music. Best tracks on Swim: […]

  3. Caribou – Swim (Review “Reposted” and Polaris Chances) | PhotogMusic Says:

    […] Best tracks on Swim: […]

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