Near the tail end of 2018, Panda Bear a.k.a. Noah Lennox, founding member of Animal Collective, announced Buoys – a full-length follow up to 2015’s kaleidoscopic album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper and the vinyl-only EP A Day With The Homies (2018). Buoys will be released February 8th 2019.
Today, Panda Bear presents a new single from the album – ‘Token‘. The lusty, cascading track arrives with a video directed by and starring experimental producer & musician Dean Blunt.
Here’s what happens when you ask Dean to direct a music video:
In tandem with the start of the New Year comes the arrival of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2019 lists, many of which feature Buoys. Check out lists from Vulture, SPIN, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound, all of which include mention of the forthcoming album.
Listen to previous single ‘Dolphin’ HERE
Digital animation by Crash Override
Watch an album trailer by Danny Perez featuring previously unreleased music from Buoys HERE
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 the landmark Panda Bear album Person Pitch, which had its 10-year anniversary last year.
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’.
Pre-order the album HERE
04. I Know I Don’t Know
07. Inner Monologue
09. Home Free