Gold Panda

“Mountain” | “Financial District”

Following the release of his hugely acclaimed debut LP Lucky Shiner back in 2010, a record that won The Guardian’s First Album Award, Gold Panda has announced a new 7” ‘Mountain/Financial District’ and a selected tour of live dates and festival appearances. The digital version drops on May 14th/15th while the 7” version is available June 11th/12th from Ghostly International worldwide and Notown in the UK only.

Reflective of Gold Panda’s increased time travelling the globe and jumping from place to place, ‘Mountain’ and ‘Financial District’ most definitely sit apart from each other in different atmospheres. ‘Mountain’ the slightly warmer of the two, it’s huge reverberating percussive sound cocooning a myriad of skittering, pirouetting samples. ‘Financial District’ meanwhile revolves around off-kilter drones that play off one another before being hoisted up by the return of that resolute rhythm. The track titles, Derwin explains, indirectly came about after a discussion with Brainfeeder artist Matthewdavid, who told him he needed better names for the tracks.

“Listening to ‘Mountain’ again on a trip to Japan over New Year, we flew directly over Mt.Fuji and it seemed to just fit what I was seeing out of the window. ‘Financial District’ was just the opposite of the vast expanse of the mountain I guess. Crowded, synthetic and shiny… repetitive – and of course both can erupt at anytime.”

The Berlin-based producer will be off travelling again soon this summer as well, playing both Field Day and Parklife Festivals in the UK in early June before travelling around Europe’s festival circuit and a run of dates in the US this summer.

05.27 Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival
06.02 London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06.10 Manchester, UK @ Parklife Festival
06.23 Clonmellon, IE @ Body & Soul Festival
06.30 Evreux, FR @ Le Rock Dans Tours Ses Etats Festival
07.07 Amsterdam, NL @ Pitch Festival
07.26 Miami, FL @ Bardot
07.27 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
07.28 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
07.29 Tygh Valley, OR @ White River Canyon
08.01 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
08.02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08.04 Salzburg, AT @ STUCK!Festival
08.19 Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae Festival
08.30 Pula, HR @ Outlook Festival
09.02 San Francisco, CA @ FYF Festival
09.09 Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
10.05 Vienna, AT @ Waves Festival
10.12 Bologna, IT @ Robot Festival

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