by Andrew Sacher
UK producer Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) released a new single, "Mountain" b/w "Financial District," today (5/15) digitally via Ghostly in the US. It comes out on 7" vinyl on June 12. The artwork is above. Following in the footsteps of his excellent LP, Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda's deftly crafted headphone dance music sounds great as ever on these two new tracks. But the songs are also a slight left turn from his earlier work, subtly weaving hip hop influenced snares into his own beatwork. You can stream them both below or purchase the MP3s/pre-order the vinyl at the Ghostly webstore.
Gold Panda has a few North American club dates scheduled in between the slew of European festivals he's slated to play in the next few months. Those dates include a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on August 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/16) at noon.
All dates and streams below...
Gold Panda -- 2012 Tour Dates
05/27 Detroit, MI Movement Festival
06/02 London, England Field Day Festival
06/10 Manchester, England Parklife Festival
06/23 Clonmellon, Ireland Body & Soul Festival
06/30 Evreux, France Le Rock Dans Tours Ses Etats
07/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands Pitch Festival
07/26 Miami, FL Bardot
07/27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
07/28 Vancouver, British Columbia Electric Owl
08/01 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
08/02 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
08/04 Salzburg, Austria Stuck!Festival
08/19 Leicester, England Summer Sundae Festival
08/30 Pula, Croatia Outlook Festival
09/02 San Francisco, CA FYF Festival
09/06 Pula, Croatia Outlook Festival
09/09 Isle of Wight, England Bestival
10/05 Vienna, Austria Waves Festival
10/12 Bologna, Italy Robot Festival