Album of the Week (01/08) Panda Bear ~ Perfect Pitch

In typical fashion for one of Animal Collective's founders, Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) is releasing his next album in a highly unique way. Tracks usually pop out of nowhere or are leaked one at a time. This go-round, he's going with a combination of an old fashioned medium with modern technology... streaming via local radio stations worldwide. Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be launched track-by-track throughout the world (effective two-days ago). Read more about it here:

While we wait for a packaged output of those songs, this week's AotW is his 2007 release, Perfect Pitch. Layers upon layers of looping samples and melodic vocal overlays resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed lps in the last 10 years (Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, Gorilla vs. Bear, Stylus).

On a personal note, this is one of my all time favorite things in the world. I also wore my orange colored PB t-shirt to every Giants game that I attended (in support of both Pandas) for the last 5 years and look what happened. Seems fitting to throw out the first pitch of this program for the year with a perfectly enjoyable 45 minutes of crazy psychedelic happiness. Enjoy  

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