Panda Bear Surprise-Releases New EP

August 20, 2015

Panda Bear is streaming a new track, "No Mans Land," part of a surprise new five-song EP, Crosswords, which is available to download now. "No Mans Land" finds Panda Bear operating in familiar territory, with warped snares, glitchy synths and a...


Panda Bear Shares Dreamy 'Tropic of Cancer' Video

April 8, 2015

Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox has shared the new music video for his Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper centerpiece "Tropic of Cancer," and the clip boasts a familiar name as director: Lennox's Animal Collective band mate Dave "Avey Tare" Portner. In the...



Panda Bear Shares Trippy 'Boys Latin' Animated Video

December 15, 2014

D'Angelo wasn't the only artist dropping new music after midnight Sunday: Animal Collective's Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox premiered his music video for "Boys Latin" – like Too Many Cooks – in a late night Adult Swim block. In the hypnotic,...


Avey Tare's New LP a 'Campy Haunted House'

March 26, 2014

Cinematic mass murder and free-wheeling sonic experimentation: two great tastes that taste great together. That's the logic of Avey Tare of Animal Collective, anyway. For his new solo album, Enter the Slasher House, out April 8th, he's formed a band called...


Panda Bear Chases the 'Psychedelic Sweet Spot' on Bold LP

December 12, 2014

Last year, Animal Collective drummer Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox fulfilled his teenage dream when he sang on Daft Punk's Grammy-winning Random Access Memories. "I'm the most full-on Daft Punk fan," Lennox says, seated in a studio in Williamsburg,...



Animal Collective, 'Monkey Riches'

August 5, 2013

Animal Collective seek truth in their new video for "Monkey Riches," but like everything associated with the innovative psychedelic rockers, the search isn't so straightforward. In the clip, an old, bedridden sage shows off his powers with magical ropes...


Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons to Play Bonnaroo

February 19, 2013

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the biggest acts slated for this year's Bonnaroo festival, which also includes Bjork, Wilco, Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly and more. Bonnaroo takes place from June 13th-16th in...



Animal Collective, 'Today's Supernatural'

August 17, 2012

In Animal Collective's new video for "Today's Supernatural," Avery Tare plays keyboards dressed as some sort of twisted Shakespearean skeleton clown on shrooms, while a giant piñata head zips around the desert in a go-cart, battling disembodied...


Animal Collective on Their 'Aggressive, Relentless' New Album

June 21, 2012

Animal Collective's blissed-out 2009 album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, made them the indie kings of 21st-century psychedelia – but the band wouldn't dream of repeating itself on the follow-up. "For better or for worse, if we feel like we've...


Tour Alert: Animal Collective Reveal 'Centipede Hz' Dates

June 11, 2012

Animal CollectiveThe psychedelic indie quartet Animal Collective will hit the road for a short North American tour this fall following the release of their new album, Centipede Hz. The album is set to hit stores on September 4th. 09/18 Seattle, WA –...


Animal Collective Bound Through 'Rosie Oh'

October 5, 2012

Animal Collective took their psychedelic sounds to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, bouncing through the Centipede Hz track "Rosie Oh" with reserved energy. Staying low key, the group lets their far-out sonics and stage show carry the performance...


Animal Collective Unveil New Single, 'Today's Supernatural'

July 30, 2012

Animal Collective have unveiled "Today's Supernatural," the first single off their upcoming album Centipede Hz. After an extended absence, founding member Deakin rejoins the group on the new LP, marking the first time he's worked on a full Animal Collective...


Something's A Foot: Bon Iver Designs New Shoe

June 18, 2012

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has teamed up with the Los Angeles-based company Keep for a limited edition shoe called the Ramos, designed by Vernon. Featuring "herringbone accents, a black fishbone detail across the toe, and a canvas upper custom-dyed to...



Panda Bear Makes Live TV Debut on 'Fallon'

July 12, 2011

Animal Collective co-founder Panda Bear made his first television appearance as a solo artist on last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he played a gorgeous, meditative rendition of "You Can Count on Me," a number from his latest...


Coachella Bands Plan Ambitious Multimedia Installations

April 13, 2011

Fans wandering through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend will encounter an ambitious array of audiovisual installations created by bands including Arcade Fire, Animal Collective and Interpol. It's all part of Coachella's new partnership...

Song Review

"Atiba Song"

February 7, 2011

This droning cut by the Animal Collective singer sets multitracked voices over silvery guitar and galloping drums. The result? Hypnotic mood music that feels like it could go on forever. Listen to "Atiba Song":  Gallery: Random Notes,...


Digest: Jeff Bridges to Record Album; Animal Collective Announce Summer Tour

April 19, 2011

Jeff Bridges Signs Record DealOscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records. Bridges is set to hit the studio with producer T Bone Burnett to record an album featuring original tunes as well as covers of songs...


Listen: Panda Bear Follows Up His Breakthrough With 'Tomboy'

April 5, 2011

Click to listen Panda Bear's album "Tomboy" Panda Bear's music may be tranquil, but he is clearly an artist who thrives under pressure. His new album Tomboy is the follow up to two of the most influential and acclaimed albums of the past decade –...


Animal Collective's Panda Bear Reinvents Sound on New Album

January 31, 2011

It’s hardly obvious at first listen, but Animal Collective's Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, intended his third fourth solo record to be “a guitar attack.” “I wanted to do something simple and powerful,” he says. But the...