First listen: New Caribou single “Can’t Do Without You”

Sasha and I love Caribou.

A lot.

I really mean it. It’s probably a mix of university hometown pride and adoration for great slow-burning dance tracks that subliminally call our names.

Dan Snaith just dropped the first single off his new album Our Love (out Oct 7th on Merge) yesterday, and dare I say – it’s a bit too nice. I don’t want to fall asleep during a Caribou track. I want it to evolve, morph, and surprise me. Can’t Do Without You doesn’t really challenge the listener in the fresh ways that Andorra (2007) and Swim (2010) did. I’m hoping that the rest of Our Love is slightly more dynamic, because I would hate for Caribou’s most influential period to be behind us.

We all remember when Snaith took a bit of a breather to explore pure, explosive dance tracks under Daphni (Jiaolong, 2012), so I was hoping that he would be veering back into experimental territory on his next bout of recording. Fingers crossed!

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