Today, Domino and Panda Bear are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear. Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, or PBVSGR, as the album has been referred to cryptically online over the past few months, will be out January 13th in the United States via Domino.
“Mr Noah”, the album’s first single, comes to you today via the premiere of an AB/CD/CD directed video. Also available today is the Mr Noah EP, a 4-song standalone EP featuring the single, plus 3 new tracks that will not be on the forthcoming album. Stream or buy the EP today. The exclusive iTunes pre-order of the album (coming soon) comes with the EP as instant gratification tracks.
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper finds our hero leaving the airy minimalism of Tomboy and unpacking his sonic toolbox again, rearranging the multitude of his disparate influences into the ever-morphing concoction he refers to as “the soup.”
Old school hip-hop textures and production techniques meld with the intuitive, cyclical melodies he has become known for, for a sound that is at once dense and playful.
Recording for the album came together everywhere from El Paso, Texas, to a garage by the beach near his home in Lisbon, Portugal. In a relationship that already proved fruitful on Tomboy, Noah partnered again with Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember, this time in a more top-to-bottom production role.
As Noah says, “It’s sort of marking change — not necessarily an absolute death, but the ending of something, and hopefully the beginning of something else.”
Mr Noah EP Tracklisting
- Mr Noah
- Faces In The Crowd
- Untying The Knot
- This Side Of Paradise
Listen Here: https://play.spotify.com/album/39bGEeeMk90bxzfULguUn9?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting
- Sequential Circuits
- Mr Noah
- Davy Jones’ Locker
- Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
- Boys Latin
- Come To Your Senses
- Tropic Of Cancer
- Shadow Of The Colossus
- Lonely Wanderer
- Principe Real
- Selfish Gene
- Acid Wash