Caribou - Our Love
I’m so excited that Caribou is back at it. Under this moniker, Daniel Snaith has made tunes that you can both dance to and not lose your cred when you name-drop the project. Caribou, in fact, was one of my first introductions to music that exists in a more alternative realm - four years ago I was sitting in a dorm room bumping “Odessa,” and I never really looked back. Wait, four years? Fuck, I’m getting old.
Fast forward to 2k14, and Snaith is ready to drop his Caribou follow-up to 2010’s simply stellar Swim. His first single, “Can’t Do Without You,” was a major win after such a lengthy absence and, like “Our Love,” only really uses the words from the title in its folds. Rather, each title establishes a theme, and while it’s repeated in mantra-esque fashion, Snaith lets the music do most of the talking.