Caribou announces new album Our Love, ties up record store stereos until 2015

Caribou announces new album Our Love, ties up record store stereos until 2015

When not writing about music, I hold a day job at a record store in lower Manhattan, a pleasant profession that is heavy on downtime. “You have the best job ever, Chris,” people have said to me in passing. Little do they know that listening to music for 12 hours straight does something to a man. After a while, you start grasping for any band that you haven’t heard before, like a drug addict desperate for a taste. You find merit in 90s bubblegum pop groups from Europe. Then you have serious trouble telling what’s good from what’s bad. Eventually, your world collapses in on itself. In that dark hour, the only thing that can reorient you is a new Caribou album.

Dan Snaith — the Canadian mathematician behind psych project Caribou and the more dance-oriented project Daphni — is finally returning with his sixth LP, Our Love, on October 7 via Merge Records. Featuring guest collaborations from Hyperdub singer Jessy Lanza and JRPG enthusiast/songwriter Owen Pallett, Our Love has been described as “a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines, and a love of shuffling garage.” Also an album that my record store will be spinning until every customer resents Dan Snaith and myself, prompting them to revisit that one kinda-good Steps album from 1998. Until then, listen to Caribou’s new single “Can’t Do Without You” below, followed by the full album tracklist and a ton of 2014 world tour dates.

Our Love tracklist:

01. Can’t Do Without You
02. Silver
03. All I Ever Need
04. Our Love
05. Dive
06. Second Chance
07. Julia Brightly
08. Mars
09. Back Home
10. Your Love Will Set You Free

Tour dates:

06.12.14 - Lucerne, Switzerland - B-Sides Festival
06.13.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Sonar
06.20.14 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06.21.14 - Berlin, Germany - Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Mauerpark
06.22.14 - Westmeath County, Ireland - Body & Soul Festival
06.26.14 - Foligno, Italy - Dancity Festival
07.04.14 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock
07.05.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Pitch!
07.08.14 - Corsica, France - Calvi on the Rocks
07.11.14 - Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive
07.12.14 - Liege, France - Les Ardentes Festival
07.13.14 - Brugge, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07.26.14 - Chapel Hill, NC - Merge 25th Anniversary at Cats Cradle
08.14.14 - St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock
08.15.14 - Wales, UK - Greenman Festival
08.16.14 - London, UK - Jabberwocky
08.23.14 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08.27.14 - Pula, Croatia - Dimensions Festival
09.05.14 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09.06.14 - Bologna, Italy - LINK Club
10.08.14 - London, UK - KOKO *
10.10.14 - Cologne, Germany - E-Werk *
10.11.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit *
10.15.14 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island *
10.16.14 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory *
10.17.14 - Budapest, Hungary - A38 *
10.18.14 - Vienna, Austria - Electronic Beats at TMuseumsquartier *
10.19.14 - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle *
10.20.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457 *
10.21.14 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur *
10.22.14 - Lille, France - Aeronef *
10.23.14 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace *
10.24.14 - Bristol, UK - Simple Things Festival at Motion *
10.31-11.01.14 - Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
11.07.14 - Turin, Italy - MiTo Club to Club
11.08.14 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
11.10.14 - Montreal, QB - Le National *
11.11.14 - Boston, MA - Paradise *
11.12.14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
11.13.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11.15.14 - Washington, DC - Black Cat *
11.17.14 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
11.18.14 - Orlando, FL - The Social *
11.19.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central *
11.20.14 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
11.21.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
11.22.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds *
11.23.14 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11.24.14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth *

* Jessy Lanza

• Caribou: http://www.caribou.fm
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

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