Panda Bear

And now comes, "You Can Count On Me", the second in the series of 7" singles from Panda Bear previewing his forthcoming album Tomboy, the much-anticipated follow-up to Person Pitch.

A gentle duet between Panda Bear and himself, "You Can Count On Me" glimmers with third world melodic overtones, an ethereal uplifting number that is over before you become too familiar. "Alsatian Darn" on the other hand is a much different creature...a slightly foreboding track with an off-beat melancholy chord progression that occasionally lets the light break through with a jaunty two-step, if ever so briefly.

A limited edition of "You Can Count On Me" will be available in stores beginning October 19th. Only 500 copies are available for pre-order from the Domino Mart.

The news of Panda Bear's new single (that's the cover art above) coincides with a week's worth of live shows kicking off Saturday, 9/4, at FYF Fest in LA. Though originally they were saying Tomboy would be out in September and then October, there doesn't seem to be an actual release date scheduled at the moment. Just the single for now. .

Not counting Moogfest on 10/20, Panda Bear's last tour date is 9/12 in Baltimore which is one day after the 9/11 show at Governors Island in NYC. And since we last spoke, there have been a lot of updates related to that NYC show. Not only will there be opening sets by Teengirl Fantasy and Gala Drop, Panda's Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare will be DJing between sets. Tickets are still on sale, AND we have a pair you can win. Details at the end of this post.

And speaking of 9/11 NYC shows by Domino-signed bands that I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for, Dirty Projectors and Owen Pallett play Terminal 5 on that Saturday. Details on winning those tickets (you can buy those too) below.

Dirty Projectors will release Bitte Orca Expanded Edition on September 28th via Domino...

This limited edition Bitte Orca expanded 2xCD set comes with premium packaging and a second disc that features never before released tunes from a very special and intimate live acoustic performance at New York's Other Music record store, rare vinyl only b-sides and a stunning cover of Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning". This is the definitive version of Bitte Orca.

Bitte Orca Expanded Edition will be released on CD and digitally. Pre-order Bitte Orca Expanded Edition.

Full tracklist with updated DP dates below.

Can't wait for 9/11? Teengirl Fantasy play a NYC show at Coco66 SATURDAY NIGHT (9/4) with Detroit In Effect:

CLUB DONUTS with resident DJ Pickpocket (Kat Matutina) and resident video/visual artist AC (Alison Childs) will be throwing their 2nd party in New York this summer.


Witness the first ever live New York performance of DETROIT IN EFFECT!!! With several releases on CLONE, after more than a decade, witness D.I.E. in full effect! Pure Detroit electro tracks in the tradition of Juan Atkins Model 500 project and AUX88 and the likes. Detroit in Effect pure Detroit Electro Techno that bring back the funk in techno and electro!

Get on the Detroit Party Train with these heavy bassed Cybotron inspired electro tracks!

TEENGIRL FANTASY make dream music. With a beat. They play a crazy, fun live show. Experience it for yourself!

All Teengirl Fantasy dates below.

Gala Drop are coming all the way from Panda Bear's current home, Lisbon, to open the Governors Island show though they will play at least one other show while they're here, and that takes September 10th in Chinatown at a No Ordinary Monkey party.

All dates and stuff below...

Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move

Bitte Orca Expanded Edition complete tracklist:

Disc 1
1. Cannibal Resource
2. Temecula Sunrise
3. The Bride
4. Stillness Is The Move
5. Two Doves
6. Useful Chamber
7. No Intention
8. Remade Horizo
9. Fluorescent Half Dome

Disc 2
1. Fluorescent Half Dome (Live at Other Music)
2. Temecula Sunrise (Live at Other Music)
3. Two Doves (Live at Other Music)
4. Cannibal Resource (Live at Other Music)
5. No Intention (Live at Other Music)
6. Ascending Melody
7. Emblem of the World
8. Wave the Bloody Shirt
9. Bitte Bitte Orca
10. Stillness is the Move (Lucky Dragons Remix)
11. As I Went Out One Morning


Dirty Projectors - 2010 Tour Dates
09-07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
09-11 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
09-13 Boston, MA - Wilbur *
09-14 Montreal, Quebec - Le National **
09-15 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House **
09-17 Chicago, IL - Metro **
09-18 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre **
09-19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue **
09-23 Pomona, CA - Glass House ^
09-24 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern ^
09-25 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore ^
09-28 Portland, OR - Aladdin ^
09-29 Portland, OR - Aladdin ^
09-30 Seattle, WA - Showbox ^
10-05 Durham, NC - Page Auditorium
10-20 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden w/ Phoenix, Wavves
* w/ Owen Pallett
** w/ Happy Birthday
^ w/ Dominique Young Unique

Panda Bear - Bros

Panda Bear - 2010 Tour Dates
9/4 - FYF Fest (Los Angeles, CA)
9/6 - Fox Theatre (Oakland, CA)
9/8 - Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR)
9/10 - Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
9/11 - Governor's Island (New York, NY)
9/12 - Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)
10/29 - Moogfest (Asheville, NC)

Teengirl Fantasy - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 11 - Governor's Island w/ Panda Bear New York City, NY
Sep 25 - Grog Shop w/ Holy Fuck + Indian Jewelry Cleveland, OH
Sep 26 - Magic Stick w/ Holy Fuck, Indian Jewelry Detroit, MI

Gala Drop - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 10 - No Ordinary Monkey Party New York, NY
Sep 11 - Governors Island W/ Panda Bear, Teengirl Fantasy and Avey Tare (dj set) New york, NY
Nov 12 - Rendezvous Setubal, ., PORTUGAL
Nov 13 - Quebra Costas Coimbra, .
Dec 11 - Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimarães, ., PORTUGAL

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE PANDA BEAR AT GOVERNORS ISLAND: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Panda). Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be chosen by random and contacted.
TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE DIRTY PROJECTORS AT TERMINAL 5: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Dirty). Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be chosen by random and contacted.