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Stream Panda Bear PBVSGR Remixes EP

Today, Panda Bear follows up his Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper album with PBVSGR Remixes, and EP of reworked versions of songs from that album. We’ve already posted Andy Stott’s remix of “Boys Latin,” Danny L Harle’s reworking of “Come To Your Senses,” and (my favorite) New York rap legend Pete Rock’s take o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 11:46 am

Panda Bear – “Crosswords (Pete Rock Remix)”

In the early ’90s, the rapper and producer Pete Rock developed a warm, analog thump that was a huge influence on the sound of that generation’s New York rap. He cranked out classics by the fistful, for himself and C.L. Smooth and plenty of others. And he was also an elite remixer; if you haven’t,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2015 - 11:47 am

Eric Copeland – “Cheap Treat (Panda Bear Version)”

Black Dice’s Eric Copeland put out a solo album called Joke In The Hole back in 2013, and it’s just now getting a remix EP almost two years later. One of the interpretations on the new 12-inch comes courtesy of Panda Bear, who adds some high-pitched vocals to album track “Cheap Treat” and lightens to… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Panda Bear – “Come To Your Senses” Video

Panda Bear has shared a video for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper centerpiece “Come To Your Senses.” Director Sam Fleischner — who also shot the mini-doc Greeting The Reaper — set up a camera on Rua da Rosa, a busy street in Noah Lennox’s current hometown of Lisbon. He shot what happened in a… More »

By: James Rettig / May 7, 2015 - 10:15 am

Panda Bear – “Come To Your Senses (Danny L Harle Remix)”

Animal Collective’s fuzziest member, Panda Bear, released Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper in January. Noah Lennox is bringing his smeared, electronic-mashing solo work to New York for three shows during this fall’s CMJ Music Marathon, and to go along with that announcement has shared a remix of “Come To Your Senses” by PC Music… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 1:03 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom’s out in California surrounded by floral headbands and bros with GoPros over at Coachella this weekend, so I’m helping him out with this week’s roundup. While I’m sure that Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” video made some kind of stab at a political statement and was probably really nice looking, I didn’t watch it in time… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 10, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Panda Bear – “Tropic Of Cancer” Video (Dir. Dave Portner)

For the video to Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper standout “Tropic Of Cancer,” Noah Lennox recruited his Animal Collective bandmate Dave Portner AKA Avey Tare to direct. What’s more, the director of photography is Giovanni Ribisi. The gorgeously colorful clip matches Lennox’s dreamy harp waltz with images of a humanoid Panda family whose placid… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2015 - 10:19 am

Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home (Panda Bear Remix)”

At this point, Panda Bear seems pretty far-removed from his Animal Collective bandmates, let alone the rest of the indie rock landscape. He is not, then, the first person you’d expect Interpol to recruit for a remix. And yet Panda has just dropped his remix of Interpol’s churning El Pintor single “All The Rage BackMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Animal Collective Will Record A New Album This Year

Panda Bear sat down with BBC6’s Lauren Laverne today and confirmed what Animal Collective fans have been hoping for: The band will hit the studio this year to record a new album, the follow-up to 2012’s Centipede Hz. Here’s how “Mr. Noah” Lennox described the buildup:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Panda Bear – “Boys Latin (Andy Stott Remix)”

Andy Stott has graced Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper highlight “Boys Latin” with his experimental touch. And it may as well be “Boys Latin” in name only, because the remix sounds pretty much nothing like the original. Gone is the wavy, seasick to-and-fro beat, replaced here with a squelching and mechanical churn. The only… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 10:19 am

Watch Panda Bear & Sonic Boom’s Mini-Doc Greeting The Reaper

The new Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is the second album that Panda Bear has made with co-producer Pete Kember, the former Spacemen 3 member who goes by Sonic Boom. And in a new 15-minute mini-doc called Greeting The Reaper, we see Panda and Sonic Boom going through the work of putting the album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015 - 9:01 am

Stream Panda Bear’s Red Bull Music Academy Show In Brooklyn

Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) released his third album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, a little over a week ago, but he’s been performing snippets of these new songs for quite some time. Red Bull Music Academy Radio just released a recording of Panda Bear’s spring 2014 RBMA set at Brooklyn’s Warsaw, and among… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 6:32 pm

Watch Panda Bear’s Reliably Strange Tonight Show Performance

No matter how big Panda Bear gets, there’s always going to be a deep whiff of warehouse-DIY weirdness to everything he does. When Panda was on The Tonight Show last night, for instance, it might’ve been cool if he’d figured out a way to sing with the Roots backing him up or something like that. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 8:43 am

Panda Bear – “The Preakness” (Motorik Demo)

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is filled with great tracks, but some things always get left on the cutting room floor (or in the recycle bin, whatever). A demo version of “The Preakness” — a song that was quasi-released in 2011 and which he plays live a lot — made its way onto the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm

An Annotated Media Guide To Panda Bear

This week Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox, also of Animal Collective) will release the highly anticipated Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, his fifth proper solo album. In anticipation of the new record, we took a stroll down Memory Lane with Lennox and looked back at some of his past work, including student films, early… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 12, 2015 - 8:52 am

Watch Panda Bear’s MoMA PS1 Livestream

Panda Bear is performing at the Museum Of Modern Art’s PS1 outpost in Queens today as part of a one-off concert event presented by Boiler Room, who are broadcasting the performance live online. He’ll be accompanied by visuals from his frequent collaborator Danny Perez, who has been handling art duties for most of Panda BearMore »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Check Out The New Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Interactive Website With Non-Album Music And Visuals

Panda Bear has just launched an interactive website for his new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, featuring new music from him and his co-producer Sonic Boom. The site also incorporates some new visuals from Danny Perez — who directed the teaser videos for the album — and other graphics from Marco Papiro, Patakk,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 6, 2015 - 10:25 pm

Panda Bear – “Acid Wash”

In my review of Panda Bear’s new Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, I noted that album closer “Acid Wash” is about declaring victory over “the dark” and “the deep.” It’s the decisive blow in Noah Lennox’s showdown with mortality, though it sounds more like music for receiving a medal on a podium than the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Premature Evaluation: Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Sometimes when I listen to Animal Collective I feel like I’m peering through a kaleidoscope into heaven, and other times I’m pretty sure I’m vomiting through a fault line into hell. Setting aside the question of whether that disconnect is intentional, it at least seems unusual. Like every band hailed as game-changing innovators, Animal Collective… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2015 - 9:50 am
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