Caribou is the alias of Canadian producer Dan Snaith. Until 2004 he worked under the moniker of Manitoba, but after (rather silly) legal threats from Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba, the stage name of the leader of The Dictators, he decided to adopt his present name. Prior to that he released two albums, “Start Breaking My Heart” (2001), a landmark album of the indietronica scene at the start of the century, and “Up In Flames” (2003), a turn towards psychedelic pop. His first effort as Caribou was the album “The Milk Of Human Kindness” (2005), where the psychedelia was completely assimilated. Two years later he released “Andorra”, one of his most highly regarded efforts to date. It won the Polaris Music Prize of 2008.
In 2010, “Swim” was released, a very dance-floor-orientated album and the preview of his next stylistic twist, halfway between disco, psychedelic techno and pop, heavily influenced by the sound of artists like Arthur Russell. As a consequence of this style change, Snaith started a new project in 2011, Daphni, which is an outlet for his passion for techno. His most outstanding release is a split single with his friend Four Tet. He has also remixed tracks by Junior Boys, Hot Chip, Radiohead and Virgo Four, among others. Fun fact: Snaith is also a doctor of mathematics.
“Start Breaking My Heart” (The Leaf Label, 2001)
“Up In Flames” (The Leaf Label, 2003)
“The Milk Of Human Kindness” (Domino, 2005)
“Andorra” (City Slang, 2007)
“Swim” (City Slang, 2010)
“Pinnacles / Ye Ye” w/ Four Tet (Text Records, 2011)
“Daphni Edits vols. 1 & 2” (Resista, 2011)