As the irresistibly luminescent Andorra demonstrates, Caribou‘s Dan Snaith has come a long, long way since being legally stripped of his old Manitoba moniker. Today, the same guy who once spent albums such as Up In Flames and Start Breaking My Heart playfully monkeyshining about with postrock’s corpse is writing delightful, textured, fake-’60s pop baubles. Among the best: the buoyant, chiming “Melody Day” and the sultry Beach Boys homage “She’s the One.”  These tunes are overwhelmingly lovesick, but anyone looking for a wholesome Wayback Machine sugar fix in 2007 would do well to pony up for a ticket to this show.

“Melody Day” by Caribou, from Andorra (Merge):

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