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Caribou's Dan Snaith on summer festivals and the Caribou Vibration Ensemble

Caribou's Dan Snaith on summer festivals and the Caribou Vibration Ensemble Caribou mastermind, Dan Snaith took a break from recording the new Caribou album to update us on a few happenings this summer: I’ve just added some summer festivals and DJ sets to our Live Dates.news_caribouCaribou mastermind, Dan Snaith took a break from recording the new Caribou album to update us on a few happenings this summer:



I’ve just added some summer festivals and DJ sets to our Live Dates. Hope to see you there!


In particular, the Flaming Lips have invited us to play at their ATP New York festival on September 13th. We’ve put together a special 14-piece band, named Caribou Vibration Ensemble, to play this show and a show at the Opera House in Toronto on Sept 10th.


Caribou Vibration Ensemble features Kieran Hebden (Four Tet, Fridge, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane), a four piece horn section, choir, four drummers, etc.


In addition, for the ATP show only, we will be joined by MARSHALL ALLEN, Sun Ra Arkestra leader and Arkestra member for over 50 years!


At both shows we will be playing new and old Caribou songs reworked to make the most of this special line-up.


Also I’ve just done a remix of Cortney Tidwell’s track ‘Watusii’ under the name Daphni. It’s out on City Slang shortly.


Finally, Andy Lloyd who has played bass with us these last couple years is unfortunately not going to be playing with us in the future (apart from the Caribou Vibration Ensemble shows) as he’s now touring with our friends Born Ruffians. Andy is a dear friend and a great musician and will be sorely missed but we are very lucky that John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac) will be joining Caribou and playing bass and singing with us from now on – starting with the upcoming shows this summer.


I think that’s it for now. Hope to see you at a show,


Dan