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Caribou Announces New Album “Suddenly”, Shares New Single “You and I”

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Caribou. (Photo: Thomas Neukum)

In October, Dan Snaith shared his first track as Caribou in five years – the warm and addictive “Homeand announced a 13-date North American tour, with shows in Brooklyn and Toronto already sold out and more dates added. 

Today, Snaith follows up that single with the announcement of a new Caribou album, Suddenly, to be released via Merge on February 28th, 2020. Along with the announcement comes a new single, “You and I.” Stream it below.

Speaking of the track, Snaith says: ‘You and I’ was one of the first tracks on the album that I started, and one of the last tracks I finished; it existed in some form or other throughout the whole arc of making the record. It also captures a lot of what the record, and the title of the album, are aboutthe track changes suddenly and unpredictably, and it is about a change in my life that happened out of the blue.

Suddenly is the most surprising and unpredictable Caribou album to date. Though it retains the trademark Caribou warmth and technicolor, this album is littered with swerves and left turns. Songs drop out and morph into something else entirely just as they’re hitting their stride, samples chopped up beyond all recognition burst out of nowhere. “You and I” starts as a dreamy, undeniably Caribou-esque love song before breaking down into a huge chorus peppered with sampled yelps, and finally going completely rogue with a screaming guitar solo, which swaggers into being from nowhere.

Caribou 2020 Tour Dates
16 Mar – Hamilton, ON @The Studio SOLD OUT
17 Mar – Toronto, ON @ Danforth SOLD OUT
18 Mar – Toronto, ON @ Danforth SOLD OUT
19 Mar – Toronto, ON @ Danforth
20 Mar – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
21 Mar – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
22 Mar – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
23 Mar – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
24 Mar – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
25 Mar – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
26 Mar – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (Early show)
27 Mar – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT
28 Mar – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
30 Mar – Brighton @ The Dome
01 Apr – Liverpool @ Invisible Wind Factory
02 Apr – Leeds @ O2 Academy Leeds
03 Apr – Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
04 Apr – Glasgow @ The Barrowlands SOLD OUT
05 Apr – Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
06 Apr – Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol
07 Apr – London @ O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
23 May – London @ All Points East
21 Apr – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
23 Apr – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
24 Apr – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
25 Apr – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
26 Apr – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
27 Apr – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
28 Apr – Cologne, DE @ E-werk
29 Apr – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg / Ronda
30 Apr – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique / Chapiteau – Botanique
25 Jun – Rome, IT @ Roma Summer Fest
09 Jul – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
10 Jul – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
11 Jul – Dublin, IE @ Iveagh Gardens
12 Aug – Vilnius, LT @ Botanical Garden
15 Aug – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends
16 Aug – Kiev, UA @ Art-Zavod Platforma


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