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Panda Bear announces new vinyl-only EP, A Day With The Homies

Five-track collection arrives in January

Panda Bear // Photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi
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    Photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi

    Earlier this year, Animal Collective dropped Painters, an EP featuring songs from their Painting With album sessions. Now, one of its members, Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, is gearing up to put out an EP of his own.

    Titled A Day With The Homies, it’s a vinyl-only collection due out January 12th through Domino. The 12-inch is comprised of five tracks with names such as “Part of the Math”, “Shepard Tone”, and “Nod to the Folks”. It serves as the follow-up to his 2015 EP, Crosswords.

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    “The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks,” Lennox shared in a press release. “I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined.”

    “I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power,” he continued. “Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key. My greatest hope with this stuff is for it to live like my favorite songs do, which is to say like comforts or companions.”

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    Read Lennox’s full statement below, followed by the artwork and tracklist.

    “It’s been my perception that these things tend to homogenize experience so I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t outline, in any specific way, the many choices involved in its creation. I appreciate your role as filter or translator, and by withholding my own blueprints for the album, I mean to encourage and cultivate your part in its trip.

    The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks. I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined.

    I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power. Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.

    It’s not often anymore I find something specific to my life that feels worthwhile setting to song for others to consume. It’s a tough sell convincing myself that my own troubles warrant as much attention as those we all share. The strokes of the messages themselves are broad enough, then, that I think anybody can find a familiar face, if they care to look.

    The lion’s share of the noise is centered, or nearly, so both speakers get a taste. This is another nod towards power, but it also means HOMIES doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air.

    My greatest hope with this stuff is for it to live like my favorite songs do, which is to say like comforts or companions. Thank you very much for listening and I hope A Day With the Homies can mean something to you.”

    A Day With The Homies EP Artwork:

    panda bear new ep day homies Panda Bear announces new vinyl only EP, A Day With The Homies

    A Day With The Homies EP Tracklist:

    Side A
    01. Flight
    02. Part of the Math

    Side B
    01. Shepard Tone
    02. Nod to the Folks
    03. Sunset

    panda bear day with homies ep Panda Bear announces new vinyl only EP, A Day With The Homies

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