CAN Announce WhoSampled Collaboration




“…stunning…” – Pitchfork

...an exhilarating journey into one of contemporary music’s most inventive
and eccentric bands..." – FLOOD

“… a powerful introduction to this great band’s pleasures…” – MOJO

“… one of the most formidable of all the German groups.” – Uncut

CAN, long acknowledged as an important influence on musicians across all genres, has today unveiled an exciting collaboration with WhoSampled. Along with Mute and Spoon Records, WhoSampled has put together The Story of CAN, illustrating the breadth of their incredible legacy through sampling, remixes and cover versions.

Experience The Story of CAN now at

Also available now is a new visual component for “She Brings the Rain,” the first in a series of films created by Josh Graham at 
Suspended in Light. Watch here.

Can – The Singles - a collection of all of the band’s single releases - is out now on triple vinyl and CD as well as via download and streaming services. Buy The Singles
 here. Stream here.

This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the band in a fascinating new way. Included on this release are well-loved tracks like “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C,” “Spoon,” “Mushroom” and the UK top 40 hit “I Want More.” Also featured are more obscure singles such as “Silent Night,” “Shikako Maru Ten” and “Turtles Have Short Legs” with many previously unavailable on vinyl outside of their original 7” release.

The Barbican in London recently hosted a very special event to mark CAN’s 50th anniversary year: Irmin Schmidt conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and presented the world premiere of Can Dialog, an original orchestral work composed by Schmidt and Gregor Schwellenbach. Also appearing during the premiere was a specially curated supergroup brought together by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore featuring CAN’s first singer, Malcolm Mooney, performing a set of CAN tracks, including “She Brings The Rain,” “Yoo Doo Right” and “Mother Sky.”

In spring 2018, Faber & Faber are publishing a new book devoted to CAN titled All Gates Open. The special edition will come in two volumes: one will be the first complete, authorized biography of the band written by Rob Young and the second, Can Kiosk by Irmin Schmidt, is a collage of thoughts, visuals and interviews (interviews collated by Max Dax and Robert Defcon).