The forthcoming release from Panda Bear Buoys was co-produced and co-mixed by collaborator Rusty Santos in Lennox’s adopted home of Lisbon, Portugal. Lennox and Santos last collaborated on Panda Bear’s album Person Pitch. Panda Bear will play a select run of Australian dates, starting December 7, in Meredith, Australia at The Meredith Music Festival.
Animated by their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques, Lennox and Santos envisioned something that would “feel familiar to a young person’s ears.” However, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through the hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work.
Alongside Santos, Buoys also features collaborators in Chilean DJ/vocalist Lizz and Portuguese musician Dino D’Santiago, both artists who came to Lennox via Santos’ recent trap and reggaeton production work; the former contributes arrangements throughout the album including “Dolphin,” and both lend their vocals to “Inner Monologue.”
From Noah Lennox:
“The last three records felt like a chapter to me, and this feels like the beginning of something new,” whilst surveying how Buoys relates to the estimable Panda Bear catalogue. Indeed, the forthcoming Buoys is full of fresh ideas from one of modern music’s most fascinating, innovative, and emotionally generous artists.
Buoys will be available on CD, LP, and Limited Edition LP, and digitally on February 8, 2019. The CD and Limited Edition LP along with a limited edition T-shirt are available to pre-order via the Animal Collective webstore. Buoys artwork was created by Danny Perez, with photography by Fernanda Pereira, and with additional design by Rob Carmichael.
04. I Know I Don’t Know
07. Inner Monologue
09. Home Free
Dec 7 Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec 12 Sydney, Australia @ The Studio, Sydney Opera House
Dec 13 Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Recital Cente