Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) and Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) have teamed up to share a video for their new collaborative track, “Go On.” The song arrives on the heels of their freshly announced album, Reset, out August 12th digitally and November 18th physically via Domino.
While Sonic Boom and Panda Bear have worked together on their solo pursuits, this forthcoming album serves as their first joint release. The record was inspired by Sonic Boom’s collection of American doo-wop and rock-and-roll LPs from the ’50s and ’60s. Today’s trippy preview, “Go On,” sampled the Troggs’ 1967 song, “Give It To Me.”
Directed and animated by James Siewert, the accompanying video features colourful animations a pinball making its way through a psychedelic machine.
Watch the video for “Go On” below.
Sonic Boom and Panda Bear started working on Reset shortly after international lockdowns were implemented. So the album served as an opportunity for connection while isolating.
The forthcoming album is “40 minutes of strange light, fluorescing out form a particularly dark time,” a press release explains. “That is perhaps the album’s primary promise—to reckon with the not-infrequent hardships of reality and offer some way to some other side. If making Reset supplied temporary medicine for Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, it is now permanently so for the rest of us, a reminder that sometimes playing and singing along to old favorites with friends can be enough to make the world feel a bit better.”
In addition to “Go On,” Reset features titles like “Edge of the Edge” and “Livin’ in the After.”
Check out the tracklist for Reset below.
01 – “Gettin’ to the Point”
02 – “Go On”
03 – “Everyday”
04 – “Edge of the Edge”
05 – “In My Body”
06 – “Whirlpool”
07 – “Danger”
08 – “Livin’ in the After”
09 – “Everything’s Been Leading to This”
A $1 contribution from each CD and LP sold goes toward Earthisland.org, which is a non-profit that aims to conserve, preserve, and restore the environment. There’s also a limited edition 500-LP run of translucent pink LP exclusively available on Bandcamp. $10 from each copy of the LP goes toward MAPS, a non-profict organization that aims to develop psychedelic therapies into medical treatments for mental health.
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