Dan Snaith emerged under the moniker Manitoba in the early 2000’s with his EP People Eating Fruit, proving himself as a “master of the sublime.” Now known as Caribou, Snaith has remained true to that title with a solid collection of albums full of dreamy downtempo beats, and even a live album released in 2010 entitled Caribou Vibration Ensemble, a 15-piece touring ensemble that included four drummers.
Four years later, he has recently released his latest album, Our Love, a 10-track album formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage. Probably his most soulful record to date, Our Love is stacked with heartfelt lyrics and an organic nature that cuts through bubbling synths and the blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. It is a critically acclaimed album and Pitchfork gave it a high rating of 8.6 as some of the best new music.
During those four intervening years Snaith toured the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7.5 hour long sets. He was even invited to go on the road with Radiohead.
Currently on his North American tour, Caribou will be stopping through Atlanta on Monday, Nov. 17 at Terminal West for what’s sure to be show that will put your senses into overdrive.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm.