Music Commentary

Panda Bear's 'Tomboy'

April 15, 2011

Jess Harvell of Pitchfork:

[… ] despite Tomboy‘s shorter songs and more conventional structures– especially compared to the loose percussive jams of [Noah] Lennox’s 2007 solo breakthrough Person Pitch he’s still committed to pushing his music to strange places. And few of his chilled-to-the-point-of-entropy acolytes can match Lennox for warped hooks. Forget comparing his gorgeous voice to their mumbling. Unlike many chillwave and dream-pop artists (and Spacemen 3), Lennox is blessed with the ability to actually sing, and he knows enough about crafting harmonies to do more than vaguely nod in the direction of 60s pop. So Tomboy is a pretty singular mix of the eerie and the inviting.

I’m sold (not that it takes much to sell me a Panda Bear album).

Update: It’s two dollars cheaper on Amazon.com than iTunes.

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