“Last Night At The Jetty” b/w “Drone” is the next installment in Panda Bear’s pre-Tomboy vinyl-only 7″ series. It’s out 12/21 via Fat Cat in an edition of 3,000. Here’s how the label describes it:
“Last Night At The Jetty” sees Noah’s beautifully layered, honeyed vocal harmonies morphing across a fairly simple grid of wobbly guitar, a whip-crack metronome-beat and a scattering of electronic sounds and effects. Taking an uncluttered, less-is-more approach, the treatment allows Noah’s voice to carry the song through a series of shifting melodies…
Or you can watch this video of Panda Bear performing the song this past summer.
As far as Side B:
“Drone” takes an even more reductive, minimalist approach, jettisoning the beat altogether with Noah’s long-held vocals hovering over a step-sequence of synthesized tone-blocks, a kind of computer-music chorale