Odessa by Caribou (formerly known as Manitoba) sounds like the bastard lovechild of Arthur Russell, Erlend Oye and Kieran Hebden. All lovely clattering echoing percussion, hefty analogue tuba bass, and jangling guitars… but my descriptions do this track no justice at all. It’s fair to say I love this record! It’s a belter, and the lovely Caribou is giving it away free to promote his new album Swim (if it’s half as good as this I will be grabbing myself a copy, post-haste).
Download Odessa here and find out more about Caribou, there.