Caribou is the brainchild of Dan Snaith, a Canadian from small-town Ontario, Canada, now based in England. He has been a leading figure in electronic music for the past decade. A mathematics scholar and an ingenious multi-instrumentalist, he surprised critics and fans with 2007’s Andorra, a brilliant, electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace that made most year-end “Best of” lists and won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize. After the startling infectiousness of Andorra, 2010's Swim is a more complex, multi-layered affair—rife with fascinating rhythms, instrumentation, and vocals—that becomes more alluring with each listen. Swim is Caribou’s masterpiece; an album that absorbs club culture sounds weaved within subtle pop frameworks, and the record Dan Snaith has wanted to bring to fruition for as long as he has been making music.

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