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 – his full-time band Animal Collective's 2009 masterpiece Merriweather Post Pavilion and his 2007 breakthrough solo disc Person Pitch.
On Tomboy, he proves himself more than capable of living up to the high standards of those groundbreaking works, showcasing his gift for contrasting lovely, starry-eyed vocal melodies with droning electronic sounds in compositions that are more concise and densely structured than the sprawling tunes on Person Pitch. The album will be released on April 12th, but you can pre-order it from iTunes and stream it here today.
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