This week’s rendition of Tuesday’s Top Videos will be dedicated to the one and only Panda Bear. Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear may be best known for his work with the group Animal Collective. Panda Bear and Animal Collective rely on the use of textures and tones to create almost a sense of abstract themes and sensations.
“Boys Latin” comes from Panda Bear’s newest album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, which hits on some heavy handed subjects in a very relatable non-personal manner. The video for “Boys Latin” exemplifies that tone significantly for me, many may pass it off as a crazy LSD or psychedelic trip and who knows that may be it. On a deeper level I think we can all relate because it shows no matter where you are in life there will always be someone who comes along to help you out and that each progressing experience makes us more resilient people.
“Mr Noah” came first off of Panda Bears EP Mr Noah release a few months prior to the release of Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. “Mr Noah” carries the weight of a midlife crisis in my opinion, when Panda resonates “Don’t want to get out of bed unless he feels like he’s justified” a vivid picture of a man wondering how he managed to get himself to this place in life pops clearly into mind. The video drives home the theme with a man and woman fighting amidst jumbled, abnormal camera shots and angles depicting a questioning sensation to the viewer.
=This is some of the live footage from the concert I attended in Champaign-Urbana for Pygmalion Music Festival. Lennox uses some of the most intense visualizers you can ever imagine. This is barely a fraction the show, leaving out the speechless parts of alien looking women I guess you could say interpretative dancing cross the screen as well. Yet, at the end of the video the viewer gets a really clear view of what Panda Bear represents the Grim Reaper with.
Here’s an awesome interview with the man himself.
Actually, here’s the creep aliens I was talking about