When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
Yeah, remember? It was Halloween, and you were trying to decide between the “fingerling” heirloom Yukon Gold potatoes and the REGULAR-SIZED heirloom Yukon Gold potatoes for the homemade poutine you were going to whip up later on?
And I was saying that longtime AnCo bro Rusty “Record Producer” Santos had remixed the EP (you cutely pointed out that the original 12-inch was self-produced and mixed by Noah), and that the OTHER longtime AnCo bro Danny “Visual Artist” Perez had directed a new video for each of the five songs on the EP?
I mean, I know it was like five days ago, but…you remember, right??
I just wanted to make sure you remembered having had that conversation.
A Day With The Homies (Digital Mix) EP Tracklisting:
02. Part of the Math
03. Shepard Tone
04. Nod to the Folks
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
Animal Collective are known for debuting new material on the road long before they record and release it. So it was no surprise when Panda Bear began playing an unreleased song called “Playing The Long Game” while touring this year in support of his awesome new album Buoys. That song is … More »
Noah Lennox, the funniest member of Animal Collective, or so I would imagine, has a new Panda Bear single ready to rock your socks off. Maybe it won’t “rock” so much, but you get the idea, right? One-off single “playing the long game” is available today as audio for your ears and as a video for your eyes. The single is described as continuing “the collaboration between Lennox and producer Rusty Santos” featured on the most recent P. Bear album, February’s Buoys, which includes “hyper-modern production and an undercurrent of speaker-limit-pushing sub-bass low-end.”
From Panda Bear:
We had a good time making this video across the river. Thanks to everyone involved to make it happen. The song is about a brief series of thoughts I had one morning about who I am, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. Hope you enjoy it and hope all’s well.
Check out the Fernanda Pereira-directed video for “playing the long game” below, and head here to stream the single via your favored service. Just make sure your speakers are ready for that limit-pushing sub-bass low-end, fam.
Teebs is back! After a five year hiatus, Teebs, aka Mtendere Mandowa, is announcing a new album called Annica. The word is a Buddhist step towards enlightenment used to describe the impermanence of all being, and that everything is one. “It’s a reminder to myself that nothing is permanent,” Teebs said in a press release. The LA-based … More »
What’s your favorite thing about September? Grandparent’s Day? Labor Day? That it’s also National Potato Month? Well, fuck all of the above (fuck you too, while I’m at it!), because Dean Blunt’s label World Music has just kicked off a month-long residency at NTS Radio.
Every Friday, the label will take over NTS for an hour (10 AM EST) and play unreleased songs and mixes with “friends & various artists.” Today’s premiere installment, titled “ZUSHI,” features Panda Bear, DJ Escrow, jonatan leandoer96, Mica Levi, Joanne Robertson, A$AP Rocky, and Sauce Walka. Amazing.
I was kidding about the “fuck you too,” by the way. To make up for it, I’ve gathered the proper embed code so you can stream the debut takeover from the convenient little space below this paragraph and above some nasty ads:
Last month, veteran space-time traveler Panda Bear released his solo album Buoys, a relatively rustic affair that he produced with his old buddy and longtime Animal Collective collaborator Rusty Santos. And today, Panda Bear has dropped his video for the album’s title track. Unlike the album, the new video is decided not rustic. More »
Paul Maroon of the Walkmen and Jonathan Fire*Eater released a new split 7″ last week. I Don’t Need a Crowd/The One That Got Away features Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective, and Maroon’s Walkmen bandmate Hamilton Leithauser. Today, we hear Lennox and Maroon’s soft and mellow “I Don’t Need A Crowd.” … More »