Panda Bear is preparing an exclusive release for every music-lover’s favorite holiday, Record Store Day. This year, the holiday falls on April 16th.
Somewhat fortuitously, Panda Bear’s newest album Tomboy, hits stores only four days before, on April 12th.
To celebrate Record Store Day, Panda will be releasing 1,000 limited-edition LP/T-shirt packages. The T-shirt will not be available online and will not be reprinted.
Besides celebrating RSD, Panda Bear recently DJ-ed for NPR’s All Songs Considered. You can check out his 40-minute set right here, and look for Tomboy when it drops on April 12.
On March 14th, Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) will release the final installment of his limited 7″ series. The song, entitled Surfer’s Hymn, is described as a musical representation of waves crashing against the beach. As with Lennox’s previous 7″ releases, this is a limited edition pressing to build anticipation for his debut solo album, which is set for release on April 12th on Paw Tracks.
Panda Bear’s forthcoming album, Tomboy will be released on April 12, 2011. The highly anticipated side project of Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox ranges from splayed but lyrical noise, florid acoustic arrangements, and guitar-centric psychedelia, he and his bandmates have covered a vast musical territory that blurs the line between pop and experimentalism.
In advance of the release, fans can download”Last Night At The Jetty” here for free.
Fans in New York can attend a free Tomboy listening party at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) on February 16th at 6pm (rsvp ) or at 7:30 pm (rsvp closed).
Panda Bear is the side-project of Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox. Lennox has announced a release date for Panda Bear’s fourth full-length. Tomboy will be out on his own label, Paw Tracks, on April 19th of this year.
If you can’t wait till then, you can stream “Slow Motion” from NPR, and here is the track list to tide you over. Tomboy will be:
01 You Can Count on Me
03 Slow Motion
04 Surfer’s Hymn
05 Last Night at The Jetty
07 Alsatian Darn
09 Friendship Bracelet
The highly anticipated fourth studio release from Panda Bear (Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox) will release in the U.S. on April 19th, 2011 on Lennox’s own label, Paw Tracks.
Several of the tracks have already been released over the last few months on other labels, and Tomboy will compile those tracks along with a slew of others. So grab yourself a fresh stack of bamboo, sit back and listen to this NPR story on Panda Bear.
Matthew Mondanile, guitarist from Real Estate, also makes music under the moniker Ducktails. He’s set to release a new album January 10th on Woodsist called Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. The vinyl and digital releases of the album will have a special track that features Panda Bear.
The song “Killin The Vibe” will be put out as two versions, one chock full of Panda Bear and the other Panda Bear-free. The Panda-centric track will also be featured on a 12″ “Killin The Vibe” single that will be out in February.
The tracklist looks like this:
A1 Killin the Vibe [ft. Panda Bear]
A2 Couch Surfer
B1 Sit Around With Ya
B2 Killin the Vibe [ft. Spectrals]
You can hear clips from every track of the new album on the Midheaven website.