Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox has had a far-from-quiet few years since the release of his fourth solo record, 2011‰۪s ‰Û÷Tomboy‰۪. Since the breakout success of 2007‰۪s universally-adored ‰Û÷Person Pitch‰۪, each new Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event and, one high profile Daft Punk collaboration later (‰Û÷Doin‰۪ It Right‰۪ from ‰Û÷Random Access Memories‰۪), this is more the case than ever.
Old school hip hop textures and production techniques meld with the intuitive, cyclical melodies he has become known for, a sound that is at once both 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 ‰Û÷Tomboy‰۪, Noah partnered again with Pete ‰Û÷Sonic Boom‰۪ Kember (Spacemen 3, Spectrum), this time in a more top-to-bottom production role.åÊ
‰Û÷Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper‰۪ will be available in standard CD and double LP formats.
Also available exclusively to independent retailers as a three disc set which includes the double album plus the ‰Û÷Mr Noah‰۪ EP on 180g heavyweight vinyl in a deluxe outer wrapped package with printed colour inner sleeves.