With the recent release of "You Can Count on Me", and the announcement/leak of "Last Night at the Jetty", we here at BAL are getting very excited for Panda Bear's upcoming Tomboy LP. From what we've listened to and saw at his live show at Governor's Island, the new album is looking to be shaping up quite nicely. One of our favorite new tracks, "Drone" was recently released as the b-side to "Last Night At The Jetty", which can be watched as part of our massive 5 song, 20 minute one-off video here. Featuring only a synthesizer stripped to its most basic functionality and equally bare vocals, "Drone" sounds like its named and yet is summed up in so much more. Take a look at the show's opener, which follows "Drone" with "Daily Routine" and "Tomboy" and you'll know what we mean.
Panda Bear - Drone / Daily Routine / Tomboy
Also recently released on Domino Records to a limited 500 pressing, "You Can Count One Me" with b-side "Alsatian Darn." Take a look at our video of the a-side, with its booming rhythm and gorgeous melody, below. This extremely limited edition pressing is sold out at most places but may be available at local record stores - we got our's from Other Music and last we checked there were still some available at Princeton Record Exchange. "Last Night at the Jetty" is still available for pre-order from Insound and is limited to 3000 copies. No word on any official dates for the Tomboy LP, but we're guessing it's not gonna make the "Fall 2010" timeframe originally projected. In the meantime, peep the rest of our full coverage of the Governor's Island show, which now includes the entire set minus "Song For Ariel (Guys Eyes)" and "Bullseye".
Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me