I was pretty excited when this landed in the office this week. I’ve had the piss ripped out of me for ages because every band I’ve mentioned I like recently has had an animal in their name. At least Caribou aren’t named after a type of horse or cat, which seems to have been my favoured taste for a while.
I remember when I first heard Caribou. It was on a really crackly radio in my uni halls bedroom at like 1am, and I knew I’d forget who this amazing jingle-jangle psychedelic noise coming out through the static was if I didn’t write it down. I scrawled ‘Caribou- Yeti’ on my hand in what turned out to be permanent pen, and fell asleep. The next day I went and bought The Milk of Human Kindness and couldn’t get enough.
Melody Day is the first single from Caribou’s latest offering Andorra due out on August 20th, and genuinely shocked me at how good it was. When you get really hyped on a band, you pray to god that the next thing you hear by them fulfils your expectations. This certainly has, very much so. I absolutely love this. Continuing Dan Snaith’s beautiful electronic dreams of creating music to space-out and imagine your flying with unicorns in a purple sky full of heady incense smells, ‘Melody Day’ is, I feel, way better than anything on Milk of Human Kindness. Reminiscent and harking back to bands like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, with a very strong connection to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, with that 60’s dreamy haze feel. I can’t express how much I love this single, and how much I can’t wait for the album to come out.
By adding a remix from Four Tet featuring Adem, two more artists that I have been listening to nothing but for weeks, there is not a chance I’m not going to like this.