Swim

Caribou

MP3 (320kbps) ? $8.99 BUY + Wish List
FLAC ? $11.49 BUY + Wish List
CD $13.98 BUY + Wish List
DBL-LP (w/ DL Coupon) ? $21.98 BUY + Wish List

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MRG348 | Release Date April 20, 2010

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Swim is the record Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith has wanted to bring to fruition for as long as he has been making music. A mathematics scholar and an ingenious multi-instrumentalist/composer, he surprised critics and fans with 2007's Andorra, a brilliant, electro-tinged pop breakthrough with a timeless grace that made most year-end 'Best of' lists and won Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize. After the startling infectiousness of Andorra, Swim is a more complex, multi-layered affair--rife with fascinating rhythms, instrumentation, and vocals (including those of Born Ruffians' Luke Lalonde, who appears on 'Jamelia')--that becomes more alluring with each listen.

LP includes a coupon for a full download.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Odessa 05:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Sun 05:44 $0.99 Buy
Play Kaili 04:42 $0.99 Buy
Play Found Out 03:18 $0.99 Buy
Play Bowls 06:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Leave House 05:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Hannibal 06:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Lalibela 02:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Jamelia 03:58 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

"Includes Download Coupon". What does that mean? 
With many of our vinyl releases we include a coupon (Yes, an actual slip of paper inside the album packaging) with a unique code which will allow you to download a high quality MP3 version of the album you've purchased.