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Panda Bear announces tour; new EP out this week

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Panda Bear releases his new vinyl-only EP, A Day With The Homies, this Friday (1/12) via Domino, and he has now announced an international tour in support of it. The North American dates have his Animal Collective bandmate Geologist joining as a special guest.

The tour includes a NYC show on May 5 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/12) at noon with Spotiy/AmEx presales starting Wednesday (1/10) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

You can pre-order Panda Bear’s new EP HERE. More info, including artwork and tracklist and a message from Panda Bear, below.

Panda Bear and Avey Tare recently played Animal Collective’s 2004 album Sung Tongs in full as a duo at Pitchfork’s 21st birthday party. P4k since shared a pro-shot, full-set video of that performance, which you can watch below.

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It's been my perception that these things tend to homogenize experience so I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t outline, in any specific way, the many choices involved in its creation. I appreciate your role as filter or translator, and by withholding my own blueprints for the album, I mean to encourage and cultivate your part in its trip. There are, however, a couple of things I think might easily go unnoticed without mention, and the existence of these things, I'd wager, are important to the music's success. The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks. I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined. It's not often anymore I find something specific to my life that feels worthwhile setting to song for others to consume. It’s a tough sell convincing myself that my own troubles warrant as much attention as those we all share. The strokes of the messages themselves are broad enough, then, that I think anybody can find a familiar face, if they care to look. I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power. Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key. The lion’s share of the noise is centered, or nearly, so both speakers get a taste. This is another nod towards power, but it also means HOMIES doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air. My greatest hope with this stuff is for it to live like my favorite songs do, which is to say like comforts or companions. Thank you very much for listening and I hope "A Day With the Homies" can mean something to you. My best to you and yours. Noah A Day With The Homies 12" EP is out January 12th and will be a vinyl-only release (link in bio)

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A Day With The Homies 12″ EP tracklisting
Side A
A1. Flight
A2. Part of the Math

Side B
B1. Shepard Tone
B2. Nod to the Folks
B3. Sunset

Panda Bear — 2018 Tour Dates
MON 4/02 MANCHESTER, UK – Gorilla
TUE 4/03 LONDON, UK – Village Underground
THU 4/05 PARIS, FR – Trabendo
FRI 4/06 BRUGES, BELGIUM – More Music Festival
THU 4/26 DALLAS, TX – Canton Hall *
FRI 4/27 AUSTIN, TX – Levitation @ Mohawk *
MON 4/30 CHICAGO, IL – Thalia Hall *
TUE 5/01 DETROIT, MI – Majestic Theatre *
WED 5/02 TORONTO, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
FRI 5/04 BOSTON, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
SAT 5/05 BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
SUN 5/06 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Union Transfer *
MON 5/07 WASHINGTON DC – 9:30 Club *
WED 5/09 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
THU 5/10 ATLANTA, GA – Variety Playhouse *

* w/ Geologist as special guest

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