Much apprehension has culminated at this point as Noah Lennox (Panda Bear) has finally announced the official release date of his upcoming album Panda Bear meets the Grim Reaper. Panda’s fifth solo studio album will be released on January 13th via Domino. Domino released a statement in early 2014 stating the album would be forthcoming and about a year later all of us who have been waiting in limbo for the album will finally be reprieved. This will be his first new solo material since 2011’s release of Tomboy. The Animal Collective member’s also released a four track EP titled Mr. Noah earlier this week as part of promotion for the upcoming album. Give it a listen you will not regret it. In an interview with Pitchfork Lennox “This new record has more of a sense of humor. It’s not wacky, but it’s the sound of me having fun,” which truly encompasses the sentiment of his new tracks.
I had viewing pleasure of catching his spectacular new set at Pygmalion Music Festival in Urbana- Champaign, IL. Let me tell you, if the visualizers were crazy enough (it climaxed with three face painted women vomiting), the new sounds he put out had me standing up in the back of a seated auditorium dancing even when it seemed socially unacceptable to be. You can now stream Mr.Noah in full on Spotify.
Here’s the official video for the title track: