Release Date 10/09/2019
(Merge Records) FMQB, AAA
Having followed up his Polaris Prize-winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010 (selling nearly 175,000 copies worldwide and being named Album of the Year by Rough Trade, Mixmag, and Resident Advisor while also hitting The Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin, and Mojo’s Top 20), Dan had spent the intervening four years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7½-hour-long sets. In 2012, Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road while Dan released his first album under the guise of his dance floor-loving pseudonym Daphni to widespread critical acclaim. Following the shape-shifting sounds of JIAOLONG and the brightly textured, fluid constructions of Swim – both inward-looking records in their own way – Dan withdrew to the basement once more to work on Caribou’s next opus.
Our Love, released in 2014 was formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop-inspired beats, muted house basslines, and a love of shuffling garage. Since then, Caribou has been quiet until now. "Home" is Dan Snaith's first release in five years, and it does not disappoint. His work is impossible to put in a box, with each release bringing to the table a new element in his production. "Home" is decisively his most soulful and warm track yet, and while there's no word of a full length album yet, he will be touring select North American dates in spring 2020.