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The Caribbean



Biography

The Caribbean is an American experimental pop group from Washington, D.C., composed of Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars, and Dave Jones. The band has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music, its wry, literary lyrics, and its eclectic sound, which incorporates elements of American pop, indie rock and experimental rock, IDM, cool jazz, folk music, lounge music, and Brazilian music. The Caribbean is an American experiment started in 2000 as a sort of "Steely Dan on a shoestring" - a response, perhaps, to being hemmed in (in past lives) as a pop group or a DC post-punk group or a trio or a quartet or an octet.

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Video 3/4/2018: The Caribbean

The Caribbean is an American experimental pop group from Washington, D.C., composed of Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars, and Dave Jones. The band has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music; its wry, literary lyrics; and its eclectic sound, which incorporates elements of American pop, indie rock and experimental rock, IDM, cool jazz, folk music, lounge music, and Brazilian music.
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 The Caribbean