I’ve never been wholly convinced by the whole Animal Collective crowd. Whilst contemporaries like Grizzly Bear are suffused with warmth and humanity, I’ve always been left cold by AC/Panda Bear. However, I’m slowly starting to thaw after hearing Panda Bear‘s B-side to his new single, a track entitled “Slow Motion”. A slow motion Panda Bear, how sweet is that?
The lazy ska-esque rhythm, dubby echoed vocals and general feeling of slight melancholy makes me wistful of those great ’80’s pioneers On-U Sound. I might even pay the new album a bit more attention than I otherwise would have done. It’s out in September, by the way.
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