Off Our Love, out October 7 on Merge Records. Great dance tune, but a little lacklustre for the title track (and especially after sharing the huge "Can't Do Without You" earlier this summer), but maybe it'll grow on me (edit: it did).
Dan Snaith is back, but it's not like he ever really left.
Though it's been more than four years since Caribou's last LP Swim, he hasn't exactly been idle. He's been indulging his club side under the moniker Daphni, not to mention opening for Radiohead on the last tour that brought them to North America. On his new track "Can't Do Without You" Snaith's psychedelic disco pulses though a trebly haze, until at the flip of a switch the track swallows you whole. Swim was a move towards this dreamy dance sound, but it took his live band to really get the feeling across. The LP version of "Sun" was left incomparable to the dense masterwork of his band, Snaith layering guitar and percussion overtop the intensity of Brad Weber's front-and-centre drumming (hear Weber's band Pick a Piper here).
But "Can't Do Without You" is club-ready with just Snaith and his studio magic. We're left blissed-out beyond belief by the end of the track. It makes the wait until the new LP Our Love drops that much harder.
Our Love is out October 7 on Merge Records. He'll be in Montreal with his killer band November 10 at Le National.