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Tomboy Review - Panda Bear | Music | EW.com

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Panda Bear | SILLY OLD BEAR Panda Bear
Ryan Pfluger

Tomboy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
84 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/25/11
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of blog-beloved avant-rockers Animal Collective, isn’t kidding when he titles a cut from his second solo disc ”Drone.” Tomboy stretches out Beach Boys-style pop into a kind of slo-mo sound installation. The woozy, reverb-rich result makes for great headphone swimming (also: infant appeasement!), but Lennox is at his best with a groove to submerge; on ”Afterburner,” dude excellently imagines a disco 20,000 leagues under the sea. B+

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