LISTEN: Panda Bear Drops First Track From Upcoming “Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper,” Plus A Surprise EP [UPDATED]

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper... What's next: Deakin vs. The Devil?

Noah Lennox has been busy over on his Tumblr recently, revealing the above illustration and dropping the super disorienting video below. If you can’t handle the dizzying goings on of an urban alleyway and brick abode, just listen to the song.

Get your head back on right? Nice, that’s “Mr. Noah,” the first official audio from Panda’s upcoming, highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Tomboy. Awesomely titled Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the album will be released January 13 on Domino.

What’s more, there’s a surprise four-track EP available now with pre-orders.

Now, let us spend the rest of October guessing which haunted monikers Deakin and Geologist will come up with.

Updated October 23, 8:00 a.m. : If last night’s Panda Bear music video and Mr. Noah EP announcement weren’t enough good news, Noah Lennox has also just unveiled the thirteen-song tracklist and album art for his upcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. The album was produced by Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember (who also assisted with 2010’s Tomboy), and recorded in various locations ranging from El Paso, Texas, to a beachside garage near Lennox’s home in Lisbon, Portugal.

Recent live performances and Lennox’s own comments would indicate that the substance of this record will be a departure from Tomboy‘s minimal bent toward the dense, revolving, amorphous textures of what he calls “the soup.” On the impending doom of his musical identity, Lennox adds, “It’s sort of marking change–not necessarily an absolute death, but the ending of something, and hopefully the beginning of something else.” We’re certainly along for the ride.

Take a look at the PBMTGR artwork and tracklist below.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper tracklist

Layout_11_A_FINAL_Corr1. Sequential Circuits
2. Mr Noah
3. Davy Jones’ Locker
4. Crosswords
5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
6. Boys Latin
7. Come To Your Senses
8. Tropic Of Cancer
9. Shadow Of The Colossus
10. Lonely Wanderer
11. Principe Real
12. Selfish Gene
13. Acid Wash


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