The life she let him siphon away

Try to imagine this Caribou mounted on your wall (eww, sorry)
In Canadian indie music, there’s no more prestigious award than the Polaris Music Prize. It’s going to be tough, therefore, for songwriter Dan Snaith to top 2007′s Andorra, his Polaris-winning album under the Caribou moniker.

Andorra‘s follow-up is entitled Swim, and it’s due out April 20 via Merge. The lead single is called “Odessa,” and it abandons the woozy psychedelia of Caribou’s previous work in favour of a straightforward dance pulse (the title is possibly a reference the 1969 Bee Gees album of the same name). It sounds a bit like it arrived in a time machine from a ’70s roller disco, an impression that’s intensified by subtle touches of funk guitar. As an electronic drum loop sets a brisk pace, Snaith offers up a feathery and strangely deadpan vocal performance, describing a woman escaping from an unsatisfying (and possibly abusive) relationship.

MP3: “Odessa”
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  1. Posted January 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Hearing about Caribou’s new album sorta made my morning (the National too, actually). Can’t wait to hear the rest!

  2. Mike
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Holy crap, this song is awesome!

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