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Caribou To Bring Symmetry To Metro Tonight

By Robert Martin in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 11, 2015 4:00PM

Electronic music’s resident mathematician is heading to Chicago this weekend. Hot off a Friday slot at Coachella, Dan Snaith and Caribou take their U.S. tour out of sunny California and back on the road for a Saturday stop at the Metro.

Snaith, who earned a doctorate in mathematics from London’s Imperial College, creates symmetrical beats and rhythm patterns that tend to divert into the imaginary and irrational. Without the arrogance of calling it Intelligent Dance Music or IDM, Caribou’s work is a carefully calculated venture into dream-state vocals and pulsing synths. Sonic calculations like the 2014 single “Can’t Do Without You,” serve as beautiful reminders that a touch of humanity still serves the Moog well.

The show, featuring support from Toronto producer Egyptrixx, sold out in just a few weeks, but Caribou is already scheduled for a return trip when the band plays Sunday, July 19 at the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you can’t wait that long, the band shared a 1,000 song playlist earlier this year that may tide you over for a while.

Caribou plays with Egyptrixx on Saturday, April 11 at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. at 9 p.m. Tickets are sold out, 18+