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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 11:46 am
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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
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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 performer…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 wa…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 8:43 am
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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 hi…
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
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