Panda Bear Releases Vinyl-Only EP, Announces 2018 Tour

A Day With the Homies 'doesn't work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air'

Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, has released a new 12″ vinyl-exclusive EP titled A Day With the Homies, via Domino Records. He’s also unveiled a string of North American and European tour dates in support of the new record.

A Day With the Homies showcases the Animal Collective co-founding member at his creative best, crafting five songs steeped in grandiose arrangements and experimentation. The EP’s second song, “Part of the Math,” ranks among Lennox’s best work under his Panda Bear moniker.

Lennox described in detail what he was working to achieve with the new EP, balancing its sounds to make it sound truly unique. This, apparently, is not headphones rock.

“I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power,” Lennox wrote in a statement with the new EP. “Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.

“The lion’s share of the noise is centered, or nearly, so both speakers get a taste. This is another nod towards power, but it also means HOMIES doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air.”

Catch Panda Bear live in Toronto on May 2 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Panda Bear 2018 tour dates
April 2 — Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
April 3 — London, U.K. @ Village Underground
April 5 — Paris, France @ Trabendo
April 6 — Bruges, Belgium @ More Music Festival
April 26 — Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *
April 27 — Austin, TX @ Levitation @ Mohawk *
April 30 —Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
May 1 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
May 2 —Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
May 4 —Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
May 5 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
May 6 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
May 7 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
May 9 —Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
May 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

* w/ Geologist