Caribou ‎– Swim

City Slang ‎– SLANG9550055
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram

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A1 Odessa
Mixed By – David Wrench
A2 Sun
Trombone – Steve Ward (7)
B1 Kaili
Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone – Kyle BrendersFlute – Rob PiilonenMixed By – David WrenchTenor Saxophone – Colin FisherTrombone – Steve Ward (7)
B2 Found Out
Mixed By – Jeremy Greenspan
C1 Bowls
Mixed By – Dan Snaith, Jeremy Greenspan
C2 Leave House
Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone – Kyle BrendersFlute – Rob PiilonenMixed By – David WrenchTenor Saxophone – Colin FisherTrombone – Steve Ward (7)
D1 Hannibal
Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone – Kyle BrendersFlute – Rob PiilonenMixed By – Jeremy GreenspanTenor Saxophone – Colin FisherTrombone – Steve Ward (7)
D2 Lalibela
Mixed By – David WrenchTrombone – Steve Ward (7)
D3 Jamelia
Flute – Rob PiilonenMixed By – David WrenchVocals – Luke Lalonde

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Comes in gatefold cover, includes free album download CD cover sized booklet.
℗ & © 2010 Caribou under exclusive license to City Slang.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 027795 500559
  • Label Code: LC 06853
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): SLANG 9550055 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): SLANG 9550055 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): SLANG 9550055 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): SLANG 9550055 D

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLANG733419 Caribou Swim(CD, Album) City Slang, Cooperative Music SLANG733419 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG9550054 Caribou Swim(CD, Album) City Slang SLANG9550054 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419, SLANG754617 Caribou Swim / Swim Remixes(CD, Album + CD, Album, Promo) City Slang, City Slang, Cooperative Music, Cooperative Music, Shock (2) SLANG733419, SLANG754617 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419P Caribou Swim(CD, Album, Promo) City Slang SLANG733419P Europe 2010 Sell This Version
SLANG733419 Caribou Swim / Mixtape(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Mixed, Ltd) City Slang SLANG733419 UK 2010 Sell This Version


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February 11, 2018

Fantastic sounding pressing, the music seems to jump out of the speakers 👍


October 15, 2016

I really enjoy this album. I bought this copy thanks to SonofGalahad's review and because I was placing another order to ship from Europe. This sounds GREAT and the inner sleeves are plastic lined (I hate cheap paper sleeves). The CD booklet is lame though. Hard to believe that the artwork could not be obtained in a format suitable for 12"x12" reproduction.


January 12, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
The City Slang variant of Swim is cut at 33rpm, but is pressed on what appears to be quiet 180gram wax. The pressing is - in my opinion - vastly superior to the Merge offering.

I bought two Merge Swim LPs; both LPs of both copies suffered terrible warping and several sides were noticeably stamped off center. I watched the stylus waggle back and forth on side B to a degree that was causing a tonal warble on the long tones in the music on that side. Obviously both copies were from the same stamper as both sucked. Between the hop and the lateral movement, the turd pressing bore out how well my tonearm was able to keep up, but at 45rpm the records would almost invariably skip on a lesser deck. Maybe Merge blew their price point on the lovely spot-varnished cover and insert art and couldn't boot for a quality record? Who knows.

Sent for the City Slang pressing - slightly nicer packaging and it sounds better, despite being cut at 33rpm. This was not the first time I bought a Merge record that was crappy. Not sure what their problem is but Dan Snaith's work deserves better. Just my experience.


July 31, 2014
Can anyone tell me if this release is 45RPM?


February 13, 2012

Silky Electronic-Dub-Folk at the beginning and at the end, distorted climax in the middle. Smooth vocals. Beautiful.