It’s been a while since I beat you over the head with my love for Panda Bear, and I’m feeling a little guilty for slacking for so long. Since we last checked in with Panda, four (!) new tracks have surfaced, along with Panda Bear Live At ZDB September 2004, a two part digital-only EP, which you can buy at the low-quality, DRM-riddled digital music store of you choice. The new tracks are all brilliant, particularly the Scott Walker-sampling ‘Laughed For A World Filled With Fantasy’. However, the dark, schizophrenic ‘Bonfire Of The Vanities’ is also pretty great. This is a must have for any Panda Bear fans.
Panda Bear – Laughed For A World Filled With Fantasy.mp3 (First snippet from live EP)
-Head over to Gorilla Vs. Bear for the theme song for YACHT’s ‘neverending tour’. Also, Jona Bechtolt has left The Blow to work as YACHT full-time.
– Blogarefordogs has an old Dan Bejar track, which is set to appear on The New Pornographers upcoming Challenger.
–I Guess I’m Floating hypes the criminally overlooked Seabear.
Happy Monday! We all hate them, so here are a few remixes to make things a little better. As usual, all the remixes here are good, but if you’re looking for something extra, I’d go with any of the YACHT remixes. They’ve got that bouncy optimism that you probably need today.
Lately it’s been pretty hard to steer clear (no pun intended) of YACHT, aka Jona Bechholt and one half of the Blow. With YACHT appearing on actual yachts, and dressing up as a penny, he’s been pretty much everywhere lately. But why anyone would want to steer clear of him is a mystery to me. His latest albums infectiously upbeat electro-pop is something everyone should experience. If they did, everyone would be in a much better mood.