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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 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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

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… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 6, 2015

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 tha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2015

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

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 to listen to a good chunk of Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper so far. The only problem is that so few of the stations have easily accessible… More »

By: James Rettig / January 5, 2015

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 global campaign for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. It started with the premiere of "Sequential Circuits" on Mary Ann Hobb’s BBC 6 show earlier today, which you… More »

By: James Rettig / January 4, 2015

Radio Stations Around The World To Premiere Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracks One At A Time

Premiering new music via radio seems like an almost archaic means of distribution in 2015, but it actually happens quite frequently; everybody from SBTRKT to Modest Mouse still does it. Still, we don't often see radio premieres as extensive and elaborate as what Panda Bear is doing with his new Panda Bear MeetsMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 2, 2015

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It's always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new surprise-release universe where we now live. But it sure looks like the music-video universe has slowed down for the holiday… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

Panda Bear – “Boys Latin” Video

Panda Bear premiered a video for a new Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper track called "Boys Latin" on Adult Swim early this morning. The animated video follows around a lanky boy as he explores a shimmering swampy landscape and interacts with a magical plant that causes him to grow some colorful appendages. He meet… More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014

Watch Another Spooky Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Teaser

Panda Bear has put out another teaser for his upcoming new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. It features the same Grim Reaper as the first teaser, but things get a lot crazier this time: it starts freaking out and rips the stuffed panda bear in half until there's nothing left, all while… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back! We also had our hands full with plenty of great songs, including a few that didn't make our 5 Best. There are two songs in particular that deserve a… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2014

Panda Bear – “Mr Noah” Video + Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Details

Panda Bear has announced the details behind his new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, and shared the album's first official single. So far, we have only heard portions of the album in mysterious mixtape form and heard a few of the tracks live. The first single is called "Mr Noah" and… More »

By: James Rettig / October 22, 2014

Stream Last Night’s Panda Bear Show In Austin Featuring New Songs

Noah Lennox has been gradually letting info out about his upcoming album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, and now you can hear some of that album performed live, via an excellent recording of his show in Austin last night. If you're getting flashbacks, that's understandable, because we were in this situation almost exactlyMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 15, 2014
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