Panda Bear Unveils Tomboy Tune At Primavera, Single Info, Tour Dates

Hey, Animal Collective fans: Turns out Panda Bear performed new material live at Primavera Sound. It’s a dark, pulsing drone that heaves itself into a kaleidoscopic Panda Bear moment on the back of his signature vocalizations. GvsB points out a King Tubby loop in there, too. Take a look/listen and then get caught up on the upcoming single/tour. Hell’s bells.


(Via GvsB)

Last month we reported on a forthcoming two-song “Tomboy” 7″ featuring the title track of Panda Bear’s Tomboy album. As we mentioned, according to its Amazon description, it’s set to be “the first in a series of limited edition 7? singles by Animal Collective’s Panda Bear.” A press release let’s us know the singles in the series will all be out on different labels (Fat Cat, Domino, Kompakt, etc.) and won’t be available digitally until the album’s released. Also, each will only be pressed once. As mentioned previously, “Tomboy” will be backed by “Slow Motion.” It’s out 7/12 (artwork above). No idea if the song you just watched Panda conjure is either of those, but judging from this description, maybe not:

The two new songs “Tomboy” and “Slow Motion” maintain the kind of upbeat vibe found on Panda Bear’s previous solo album Person Pitch, but forged with a new sonic language that isn’t as sample-centric. Dance beats meld effortlessly with electric guitars and Noah’s now trademark vocal harmonies to create the NEXT Panda Bear sound

Maybe you’ll find out when he comes to your neighborhood:
07/17 – Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Music Festival)
08/13 – Oslo, Norway (Øya Festival)
08/14 – Gothenburg, Sweden (Way Out West Festival)
09/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Fox
09/08 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/10 – Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)
09/11 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Island