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Music, Caribou's Dan Snaith aims to ignite the dancefloor

Caribou's Dan Snaith aims to ignite the dancefloor

For songwriter Dan Snaith, who records as Caribou, it took a crowded room to show him how he could unclutter his sound. Releasing his first record in 2000 under the name of Manitoba (he changed it in 2004 after a…
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Music, BeatBox Clubs preview: Caribou

Clubs preview: Caribou

Since debuting a decade ago under the name Manitoba (changed to Caribou in 2004 for legal reasons), Dan Snaith has applied a drummer's ear and mathematician's air to freakbeat fills and psych-pop trills. Early on, he threaded an undercurrent of…
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Music, Reviewed Luke Doucet

Luke Doucet

There's enough liquor in Luke Doucet's new album to derail the best-laid plans of a dozen AA chapters. The Canadian singer-songwriter (and one-time Sarah McLachlan guitarist) dances across his rivers of whiskey like a Fred Astaire of the barfly set,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Punk bands don't usually age gracefully. Listening to crusties in their piss-taking prime is one thing, but paying to see those same dudes make pitiful attempts at cash-grabbing 20 years later can get fucking depressing. Surprisingly, the Dictators are still…
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