As if getting a PhD in mathematics wasn't enough, Caribou main man Dan Snaith has consistently released solid albums year after year. His last proper album The Milk of Human Kindness still currently ranks as one of my favourite all-time albums. So, it is with great anticipation that I had expected to patiently wait for the release of his new album Andorra on August 21st. Fortunately, I don't have to wait that long, and nor do you. Snaith knows he has big expectations on his head, and he gets off to a strong start with the lead-off track "Melody Day", which combines the psychedelic style he's known for, along with some 60s Motown sounds, and a cacophony of percussion. Snaith has always had the ability to walk the fine line between pop and experimentation, between sounding completely nostalgic and completely modern, and this new album is no different. The song is right on the brink of becoming a noisy mess, but Snaith is able to hold it all together with some incredibly poppy and catchy melodies. There are definitely some exciting things going on here.
"She's the One" features a guest appearance, and is co-written by Junior Boy Jeremy Greenspan.
Bonus Track - She's the One