This Just In: M̶a̶n̶i̶t̶o̶b̶a̶ Caribou

So the story goes that Dan Snaith was minding his own business, making fantastically percussive electronic-pop albums under the name Manitoba, when in 2004 he was threatened with a lawsuit by “Handsome Dick” Manitoba (of American punk band The Dictators). Obviously this made complete sense, right? Sure, people readily confuse 70’s proto punk with poppy electronic soundscapes. Maybe good ol’ Handsome Dick just didn’t want fans thinking he’d gone soft (zing!). And hey, it’s not like Manitoba’s the name of a province in Canada. Oh, wait a second…

Snaith’s comment on the matter – “It’s like The Smiths suing John Smith or something”. Regardless, he didn’t want to deal with bullshit and changed the name of the project to Caribou, then going on to record more fantastic records, including 2005’s The Milk of Human Kindness (“Lord Leopard” was my ringtone for years), and 2008’s Andorra & 2010’s Swim, which won the Polaris and Juno awards, respectively. Take that, Handsome Dick! I’ll stop the rant here and let you know that we’ve got the deluxe reissues (LP+CD) of M̶a̶n̶i̶t̶o̶b̶a̶Caribou’s Start Breaking My Heart, Up In Flames and The Milk Of Human Kindness in stock now. Yay!

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New releases, reissues and restocks from artists not forced to change their names…
Alabama Shakes – Boys + Girls LP
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – How Far Away LP
Aphex Twin – Richard D. James Album LP
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible 2LP
Atlas Sound – Parallax LP, Let The Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannot Feel 2LP
Bad Brains – s/t LP
Baroness – First & Second LP
Barrington Levy – Sweet Cherry Baby LP
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk LP
Black Flag – First Four Years LP
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality LP
Black Tambourine – s/t LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire, Exodus LP
Burzum – Sol Austan, Mani Vestan LP
Camera Obscura – Desire Lines CD
Cat Power – Sun 2LP
Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um LP
Chromatics – Kill For Love LP, Night Drive (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
Coyote Cleanup – 2 Hot 2 Wait LP
Crystal Castles – III LP
Cure – Disintegration LP
Deftones – s/t LP
Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record LP
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Swings Lightly LP
Ellington + Coltrane – s/t LP
Ex-Cult – s/t LP
Future Bible Heroes – Memories of Love, Eternal Youth & Partygoing 3LP; 4CD
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – Musica Su Schemi LP
Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17 LP
Holy Ghost! – s/t LP
Houndmouth – From The Hills Below The City LP
Jesus and Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses LP
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland LP
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkeybirds – Haunted Head LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl LP, What’s For Dinner? LP
Killing Joke – Singles Collection CD
Kvelertak – s/t LP
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver LP, This Is Happening 2LP
Lee Perry – Return Of The Super Ape LP, Roast Fish Collie Weed + Cornbread LP
Massive Attack – Blue Lines LP, Protection LP
Mikal Cronin – MCII CD
MX-80 Sound – Hard Attack LP
Oblivians – Desperation LP
OMD – English Electric LP
Pastels – Slow Summits LP
Patrick Watson – Close To Paradise LP
Purity Ring – Shrines LP
Queen – News Of The World LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork LP; CD
Rise Against – RPM10 LP
Roxy Music – s/t LP
She & Him – Volume 3 LP
Sigur Ros – Hvarf/Heim 2LP
Slayer – Show No Mercy LP
Sonic Youth – Goo 4LP
Stooges – Fun House LP
Swans – Seer 3LP
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin LP
Ty Segall – Singles 2007-2010 2LP
Warpaint – The Fool 2LP
Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt LP
Xander Harris – New Dark Age of Love LP