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2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 10, 2015 - 3:37 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…
T. Cole Rachel | January 12, 2015 - 8:52 am

More Panda Bear stories

Grimes Writes About 5 Albums That Changed Her Life

We named Grimes' Art Angels the best album of 2015, and part of its appeal lies in its uniqueness and idiosyncrasy, the power of Claire…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm

Animal Collective Announce New Album Painting With; Hear “FloriDada”

Last week, Animal Collective debuted their new album at Baltimore-Washington International Airport of all places, and now they've officially announced it and shared some music…
Peter Helman | November 30, 2015 - 9:54 am

Panda Bear – “Crosswords” Video

"Crosswords" is the fifth track from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper to get a video, following clips for "Mr Noah," "Boys Latin," "Tropic Of
James Rettig | November 20, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Panda Bear – “Lisbon Zoo”

Panda Bear released a surprise EP back in August titled Crosswords, which was presented as a kind of accompaniment to his most recent full-length, Panda
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 12, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Stream Panda Bear’s 26-Minute Grim Reaper Outtakes Mix, Swallow At The Hollow

Panda Bear's latest record, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, already got an outtakes collection of sorts with the Crosswords EP, but it turns out…
James Rettig | October 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

CMJ 2015 Initial Artist List Includes Panda Bear, Neon Indian, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kamasi Washington, Titus Andronicus

The CMJ Music Marathon is returning to New York City venues for the 35th year next month, and the organizers have just announced the first…
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stream Panda Bear’s Surprise Crosswords EP

Panda Bear has just released a surprise five-track EP called Crosswords, an accompaniment to his full-length Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper that was released…
James Rettig | August 20, 2015 - 12:46 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 1:03 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…
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,…
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…
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"
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm

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
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…
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…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Premature Evaluation

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…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2015 - 9:50 am

Panda Bear – “Tropic Of Cancer”

Panda Bear's global radio campaign started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow and, if you've known where to look (hint: this map) you've been able…
James Rettig | January 5, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Panda Bear – “Sequential Circuits”

Over the next couple of days, Panda Bear will premiere a new track on different radio stations from around the world as part of a…
James Rettig | January 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
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