Caribou has marked the beginning of 2015 by putting together a YouTube playlist of some of his favourite songs — 1000 of them, to be exact.
Canadian avant-pop musician Dan Snaith (aka Caribou) has been touched by the support he received from the fans in 2014 — he released a new album, 'Our Love' (the one we had in our ADE playlist) and played lots of international shows — so curating this humongous playlist was a way of saying thanks!
The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you — so I've been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I've been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I've collected the majority of that music here — and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I'm sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends — thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others... Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks — I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me -@caribouband.
Tune in to the playlist below.