Tuesday, April 12 2011
One-fourth of the Animal Collective follows up his miraculous Person Pitch with a collection of mood pieces that suppresses his effusions into a consistent shade of gray.
Friday, November 5 2010
25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Well curated, organized and executed, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival announced the arrival of a new stop on the summer festival circuit.
Wednesday, March 3 2010
Ignore the Panda Bear collaboration and the swapping of Dial Records for Rough Trade; this is not Pantha Du Prince's indie voucher. It's as cold and arcane a space as ever, if not moreso.
Sunday, January 10 2010
Animal Collective's version of sitting on the porch and strumming the day away is actually quite cohesive and pleasant.
Thursday, May 22 2008
It’s been a full half-decade since Animal Collective came to prominence, bridging the gap between Brian Wilson and avant-garde tribal chant.
Friday, July 13 2007
Panda Bear presides over his samplers like a priest at the pulpit, stirring the seated crowd with bits of loop-based lunacy. It's clear: this boy was born to stand before a packed set of pews.
Sunday, March 25 2007
Whether with Animal Collective, through his solo work, or via a handful of other projects, Noah Lennox (or Panda Bear) makes a kind of disruptively joyful, emotionally affecting music operate on some sort of limbic plane to change your mood.
Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.
Thursday, October 7 2004
Panda Bear (née Noah Lennox, one-half of Animal Collective’s genetic makeup) retreats indoors, seeking to trade Sung Tongs’ projectile song-storms for a more reflective catharsis.