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Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Caribou is Canadian Dan Snaith (b. 1978), who formerly recorded under the moniker Manitoba. Known for altering his sound with each subsequent release, he incorporates electronic psychedelia, krautrock rhythms, and breakbeat drums and creates a swirling, lush, musical panorama. Snaith also creates more club-oriented dance music under the name Daphni.

Snaith grew up in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, which gave its name to a song from his debut album Start Breaking My Heart. He studied at the University of Toronto as an undergrad, but was based in the UK for several years until he completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Imperial College, London in 2005.

Snaith previously recorded under the stage name “Manitoba”, but changed it under threat of a lawsuit by Handsome “Dick” Manitoba, frontman for The Dictators, a punk-rocker with an appetite for litigation. Uninterested in the legal stoush, Snaith is quoted saying that he chose the new moniker “Caribou” while on an LSD trip with friends in the Canadian wilderness. He then climbed a tree and didn’t come down until he finished his first album under the new moniker, which was four months later.

He has recorded five full lengths: Start Breaking My Heart, a jazzy, “ album, Up in Flames, the critically acclaimed shoegazer with analog synths and sometimes live

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  • musiikkionelo

    Our Love might be album of the year, incredible vibes

    31 Aug 8:04pm Reply
  • acid_drug

    альбом-ахуенен

    26 Aug 5:44pm Reply
  • JohnBrune

    Wasn't sure first few listens... But the more I listen the more I realise this is next level.

    24 Aug 6:48pm Reply
  • feelall

    i love you

    22 Aug 12:46am Reply
  • feelall

    it's so good, you guys

    22 Aug 12:16am Reply
  • julesbanks

    YES.

    21 Aug 5:58am Reply
  • Ephemere_music

    Back Home.

    19 Aug 9:42pm Reply
  • beatfanatic

    wait the new album leaked ??? holy shit. must find it soon

    18 Aug 11:42pm Reply
  • beatfanatic

    Caribou is back!!!!

    18 Aug 11:41pm Reply
  • VelvetSky1

    "Our Love" the track is epic. You nailed it, Dan.

    18 Aug 2:57pm Reply
  • R-Mac

    if i were Action Bronson i'd be like... "you'se a caribou, call em dan snaith/get up out my damn face/i whip the cocaine into a damn paste/goddamn, shit smellin up the damn place"

    18 Aug 2:22pm Reply
  • nikotinte

    На удивление шикарный альбом

    17 Aug 4:51pm Reply
  • EdgeLike

    two months before release.. patience is dead. #neoNietzsche.

    16 Aug 2:44am Reply
  • Magonb25

    "Second Chance" lets me wishing for more, I could have sex with that sexy voice.

    14 Aug 1:53am Reply
  • kateure

    our love is perfect. completely flawless

    14 Aug 1:12am Reply
  • PECOAE

    and "Back Home" is like if Phil Collins sang over the theme to any 80s movie soundtrack, in the best way. Love that little false cut-out before everything gets louder

    10 Aug 8:31am Reply
  • PECOAE

    "Julia Brightly" makes me ecstatic, which is weird because it's basically a eulogy.

    10 Aug 8:28am Reply
  • electromanzana

    Thanks for all, Caribou.

    10 Aug 1:21am Reply
  • Glauberspheric

    new album is flawless.

    9 Aug 8:58pm Reply
  • BrunoWinehouse

    My first impression wasn't so good as with Swin... but I hope it'd become a grower!

    7 Aug 11:30pm Reply
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