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It’s a ‘Melody Day’ for Caribou

Give Caribou‘s Daniel Snaith a few years to grow a beard and lock himself in a dark bedroom, and he’ll be the Canadian Brian Wilson. On the lush psychedelics of “Melody Day,” featured on Caribou’s fourth studio effort, Andorra, the seeds are being sown, as Snaith experiments with a sublime mix of trilling keyboard, low-slung sitars about to bloom into posies and a jangly, psychedelic beat that eventually heads into a beauteous choir of sunshine and light. “Melody Day / What have I done? / “Your heart is locked up tight again,” Snaith sings in a wiry, vulnerable voice thrown into bells and whistles, growing in the frenzied, orchestral fury. It’s a combination of The Go! Team’s “Ladyflash” and Elliot Smith’s “Baby Britain” on opium — you simply need to hear it. Andorra drops Aug. 21 via Merge.

Now Hear This: Caribou – “Melody Day”

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