SXSW 2014 artist Pick A Piper and veteran electro outfit Caribou are tied together by a common drummer. Ben Weber, leader of the collaborative project Pick A Piper, also mans the drumkit for Caribou. Daniel Snaith, the man behind Caribou, is still blasting crowds away with his psychedelic electro-pop, and you can check it out on this week's Floored.
Snaith's first release People Eating Fruit hit shelves in 2000 under the moniker Manitoba, according to AllMusic.com. Snaith dropped 'Manitoba' in favor of 'Caribou' when Handsome Dick Manitoba of the '70s N.Y.C. punk outfit The Dictators sued Snaith for trademark infringement. Everything was then rereleased under 'Caribou.'
Now with 27 releases under his belt, Caribou just unleashed a new track that Floored host Jes Elliot said, "was a hair-raiser live." After a year and a half without playing a live show, Caribou packed up and set out on an impressive run beginning earlier this month. By the end of 2014, Caribou will have seen almost every corner of the world, including Barcelona's Sónar -- a three-day "International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art" -- last week and a stop in Austin this November.
Tune into Floored today to catch "Can't Do Without You" from Caribou's forthcoming album Our Love. Jes will be featuring other Sónar artists -- such as FM Belfast, WhoMadeWho, Suzanne Kraft and Laurel Halo -- on the show, as well.
Prepare your eardrums and check out Floored at 6 p.m. & 12 p.m. CST.