Nov 28 2008

Caribou- Andorra (2007)

Published by at 4:52 pm under MP3's

 

Lately, I’ve been jamming Caribou’s 2007 album Andorra. Caribou is the stage name for Daniel V. Snaith, who produces and composes all of the music on Andorra. Snaith started out in 2000 recording under the name Manitoba, but legal troubles forced the adaptation of the name Caribou. Snaith has released two albums under the new name, 2005’s The Milk Of Human Kindness and 2007’s Andorra. I can’t offer any insight to his first LP, as I have never heard it, but Andorra is an impressively eclectic collection of music. The album’s first track, “Melody Day,” is full of echoing piano plunks, frantic drum rolls, and Snaith’s ethereal vocals that sound almost identical to the late Elliott Smith. “After Hours” starts off with swirling guitar before breaking into a psychedelic mix of wah, loud drum cymbals and Snaith’s once again stunning vocal performance. Snaith’s musical prowess shows continuously throughout the album as he masterfully blends pop melodies over a mix of folk, electronica and psychedelia. If your are a fan of Beach House, Atlas Sound or Grizzly Bear, look no further than Caribou’s Andorra (forgot to mention, the album was the winner of the 2008 Polaris Music Prize) and here’s to hoping Snaith returns in 2008.

 

mp3: “Sandy”
mp3: “Irene”

 

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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Caribou- Andorra (2007)”

  1. Carolynon 29 Nov 2008 at 5:00 am

    You’re back! I was having problems connecting to your website these past few days. I was a bit worried that I’d have to find a new favourite music blog to follow.

  2. Chrison 29 Nov 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Yes, we’re back! Sorry for the lack of updates recently, just had a bit of a lapse with finals and papers taking up my time. Thank you for your patronage though!

  3. Martaon 30 Nov 2008 at 7:15 am

    Have you ever seen Caribou live? That`s smth just huuuge. I don`t know how it`s usual, but this year he performed with two drum sets what`s hell impressing!
    One ofthe best gigs I`ve ever been to

    http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=P56klZXtv0s&feature=related <3

  4. Martaon 30 Nov 2008 at 7:16 am

    Have you ever seen Caribou live? That`s smth just huuuge. I don`t know how it`s usual, but this year he performed with two drum sets what`s hell impressing!
    One of the best gigs I`ve ever been to

    http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=P56klZXtv0s&feature=related <3

  5. Chrison 30 Nov 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I think I was supposed to see them with Fuck Buttons earlier this year but one of their drummer’s broke his leg or something so they cancelled. :(

  6. Martaon 01 Dec 2008 at 3:00 pm

    What a pitty. I wouldn`t go in such a situation, Fuck Buttons are crap. I saw them with half of Xiu Xiu`s gig, then Boxcutter performed, but I left, didn`t wait. Couldn`t stand. I wish you to hear/see Caribou live :)

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