|Birth name||Daniel Victor Snaith|
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|Born||1978 (age 42–43)|
|Origin||Dundas, Ontario, Canada|
Daniel Victor Snaith (born 1978) is a Canadian composer, musician, and recording artist who has performed under the stage names Caribou, Manitoba, and Daphni.
Snaith originally recorded under the stage name Manitoba, but after being threatened with a lawsuit by Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba (real name Richard Blum),formerly of punk band The Dictators, Snaith changed his performance name to Caribou. Snaith's previous full-length albums were then re-released under the new moniker, and The Milk of Human Kindness was released in 2005 by Domino. In June that year the album topped the !earshot Campus and Community Radio Top 200 chart.
When playing gigs, Snaith usually performs with a live band and plays percussion. Ex-bandmates include bassist Andy Lloyd of Born Ruffians and drummer Peter Mitton, now a producer for CBC radio. Currently, the live band consists of Snaith, Ryan Smith, Brad Weber, and John Schmersal. Live shows also often include complex video projections on a large screen, as captured in a DVD released in November 2005. "In music I will have an idea to put some different sounds together or a melody that meshes with a chord sequence or a sonic mood," said Snaith in an interview. "I'm not the type of person who takes physical things apart and plays around with them, but I like taking mental ideas apart and playing around with them. That's what appeals to me about what I've spent my life doing."
Caribou's 2007 album Andorra won the 2008 Polaris Music Prize,and his DJ-influenced 2010 album Swim was on the 2010 Polaris Music Prize shortlist. In June 2013, Snaith's studio album, Jiaolong , released under the moniker Daphni, was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
In December 2011, Caribou curated the All Tomorrow's Parties "Nightmare Before Christmas" festival in Minehead, England, alongside co-curators Battles and Les Savy Fav.
Caribou was awarded Essential Mix of the Year in 2014 by Mixmag for his "Essential Mix" on 18 October 2014.
Caribou's 2014 album Our Love received the IMPALA Album of the Year Award.
In 2015, Up In Flames was selected by fans to be one of the ten albums re-issued by The Leaf Label as part of the label's 20th anniversary celebrations. This saw the album released on limited edition double vinyl and made available to fans via the PledgeMusic service.
In 2005, Snaith received a doctorate in mathematics from Imperial College London, for work on Overconvergent Siegel Modular Symbols under Kevin Buzzard.Snaith described his work as "original, but I would still call it trivial."
Most of Snaith's older Manitoba material has been subsequently rereleased under the Caribou name.
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Up in Flames is the second studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Manitoba on March 31, 2003 by The Leaf Label and Domino Recording Company. It is Snaith's second and final album credited under Manitoba, and received critical acclaim when it was released.
Start Breaking My Heart is the debut studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Manitoba on March 27, 2001 by The Leaf Label.
The Milk of Human Kindness is the third studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on April 18, 2005, by The Leaf Label and Domino Recording Company. It is Snaith's first album credited under Caribou, with Snaith having dropped his previous moniker Manitoba following the release of Up in Flames in 2003 due to a threatened lawsuit by Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators.
The Polaris Music Prize is a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. The award was established in 2006 with a $20,000 cash prize; the prize was increased to $30,000 for the 2011 award. In May 2015, the Polaris Music Prize was increased to $50,000, an additional $20,000, sponsored by Slaight Music. Additionally, second place prizes for the nine other acts on the Short List increased from $2,000 to $3,000. Polaris officials also announced The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, an award that "will annually honour five albums from the five decades before Polaris launched in 2006." Details about the selection process for this prize are still to be revealed.
Andorra is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the stage name Caribou. It is Snaith's fourth album and his second as Caribou, following The Milk of Human Kindness. It was released in Germany on August 17, 2007 and in the United Kingdom on August 20 by City Slang, and in the United States on August 21 by Merge.
Elisapie Isaac is a Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter, broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, and activist. She spent her childhood in Salluit, Nunavik, and moved to Montreal in 1999 to pursue communication studies in order to become a journalist.
The 2008 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 30, 2008 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. The prize was won by Caribou for his album Andorra.
The 2009 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 21, 2009 in Toronto at the Masonic Temple and broadcast live online for the first time in its short history. The award's eligibility period for 2009 covered albums released between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009.
Swim is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on April 20, 2010 by City Slang and Merge. It is his third album credited under Caribou and deviates from the psychedelic pop and took influences from various kinds of electronic dance music, especially deep house and minimal techno.
The 2010 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 20, 2010. The gala presentation was held at Toronto's Masonic Temple, and was hosted by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3 and Sarah Taylor of MuchMusic.
This is a summary of the year 2012 in the Canadian music industry.
Jiaolong is the sixth studio album by Canadian musician Daniel Snaith, released on October 16, 2012 by Merge. It is the first album in Snaith's discography credited under the moniker Daphni, and is more dancefloor oriented than his work as Caribou.
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Our Love is the seventh studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou on October 6, 2014 by City Slang worldwide and October 7, 2014 by Merge in North America and South America. It is Snaith's fourth album as Caribou, having released his previous album, Jiaolong, as Daphni in 2012. It features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett.
Animism is the third studio album by Canadian Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq, released May 27, 2014 on Six Shooter Records. The album won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize on September 22, 2014, and the Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015. It was also a shortlisted nominee for the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, but did not win.
The 2015 edition of the Canadian Polaris Music Prize was presented on September 21, 2015 at The Carlu event theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The event was hosted by children's entertainer Fred Penner.
Joli Mai is the ninth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, and third album under the moniker Daphni. It was self-released through Snaith's label Jiaolong on October 6, 2017, and includes tracks from his FabricLive.93 contribution.
Suddenly is the tenth studio album by Canadian musician Dan Snaith, released under the moniker Caribou by Merge Records and City Slang on February 28, 2020. It is Snaith's fifth album as Caribou, and his first since Our Love (2014).
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