I didn't get into Dan Snaith's music until after he had been (somewhat unfairly) forced to change his name from Manitoba to Caribou. Both names to me were equally Canadian and for some reason only conjured images of desolate prairie landscapes in my mind. I had always thought he was a simple folk singer/songwriter guy. But Snaith is more appropriately described as "folktronic", instead composing most of his music through electronics and layers of sound, alternating between sweeping psychadelia, hip hop beats and ambient collages. He recently released a live DVD entitled "Marino", and it comes with 4 new songs. This is one of them. Caribou plays Hamilton and Toronto next week, tour dates are here.
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