Best Chill-Out Hour: Panda Bear
Immediately following OFF!'s hardcore fits, electronic musician Panda Bear stood comfortably behind his gear and microphone on the same stage for nine songs of throbbing, soothing tunes. Eyes closed, one hand on a dial, Panda Bear (a.k.a., Noah Lennox of Animal Collective) leaned into the mic as the crowd swayed happily to the layers of sound. The music was fuzzy, sparkly and often as emotionally alluring and tuneful as vintage Beach Boys.