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 exactly four years ago when Lennox performed much of Tomboy at a concert on Governor’s Island on September 11, 2010, which resulted in what is still one of the greatest Animal Collective-related bootlegs of all time. This one ranks right up there though; the new material is incredible. You can skip past his opener, “Last Night At The Jetty,” to dive into the new stuff about five minutes it, but it’s even better to just listen through and hear how the old stuff flows into the new. It’s hard not to get extremely excited about this album based on what we’re hearing.
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will come out someday. That will be a good day.