Caribou has seen in 2015 by making a playlist of some of his favourite songs – 1000 of them, to be precise.
2014 was a good year for Dan Snaith – he put out a new album, 'Our Love' (one of the best of the year no less), played his biggest shows to date, and announced some even bigger ones, like a headline set at Field Day this summer.
And, as a way of saying thanks, he's put together a humungous playlist and given a little message to his fans.
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.
If you want to hear something new, then tuck into the playlist here.
Revisit our interview with Caribou from last year.