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Panda Bear Announces New Album and Streams New EP

'Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper' Out 1/13 Via Domino
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PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER’, OUT JAN 13TH


NEW EP “MR NOAH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM AND BUY TODAY

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “MR NOAH” HERE

Photo credit: Fernanda Pereira

When Panda Bear met the Grim Reaper, they jammed.

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, VIEW HERE. 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.

WATCH THE MR NOAH VIDEO HERE

STREAM THE MR NOAH EP HERE

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Noah has had a far-from-quiet few years since the release of his fourth solo record, 2011’s Tomboy. Since the breakout success of 2007’s universally-adored Person Pitch, each new Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event, and a high-profile Daft Punk collaboration later (Doin’ It Right, from Random Access Memories), that’s more the case than ever.

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.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper signifies a pivotal point for an artist who has proven he can continue to evolve while remaining at the top of his game. 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.”

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP.

For more information, head to the Domino website.

Visit Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

Mr Noah EP Tracklisting

01. Mr Noah

02. Faces In The Crowd

03. Untying The Knot

04. This Side Of Paradise

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting

01. Sequential Circuits

02. Mr Noah

03. Davy Jones’ Locker

04. Crosswords

05. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker

06. Boys Latin

07. Come To Your Senses

08. Tropic Of Cancer

09. Shadow Of The Colossus

10. Lonely Wanderer

11. Principe Real

12. Selfish Gene

13. Acid Wash