Panda Bear- Person Pitch

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Surprised that there wasn't a thread on this yet (or at least I couldn't find one), since a lot of people seem to have it already.

I am a fan. Bros= great. It is much more Beach Boys/ acid on a beach freakout than I expected, which is really sweet.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:14 (sixteen years ago) link

slsk is yet to throw it up.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:17 (sixteen years ago) link

You're just not trying hard enough.

jimn (jimnaseum), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:18 (sixteen years ago) link


the table is the table (treesessplode), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:19 (sixteen years ago) link

p.s. use torrents.

jimn (jimnaseum), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:21 (sixteen years ago) link

maybe i should stick my fingers down its throat. slsk is crap these days actually. can't find anything anymore.

torrents makes my computer cry.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:22 (sixteen years ago) link

i repeat (lmj-a)

the table is the table (treesessplode), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:26 (sixteen years ago) link

okay, forget those posts.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Friday, 26 January 2007 02:27 (sixteen years ago) link

don't worry, the record is all of about 10 minutes of new material

lucas pine (Ignatius), Friday, 26 January 2007 03:03 (sixteen years ago) link

well, i hadn't heard a lot of it. i sort of stopped paying attention to a lot of things: see sandbox thread, "Before Your Life Was Consumed By Techno." anyway, it's a beautiful album, and i will continue to listen to it.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Friday, 26 January 2007 03:28 (sixteen years ago) link

i love "take pills"

am0n (am0n), Friday, 26 January 2007 03:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I was listening to this for the first time today at work and "Bros" made me wish I was on some sort of really fucked up drugs.

joygoat (joygoat), Friday, 26 January 2007 08:39 (sixteen years ago) link


sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Friday, 26 January 2007 17:23 (sixteen years ago) link

A lot of Panda Bear records make me wish I did drugs

brokenfuses (brokenfuses), Saturday, 27 January 2007 01:36 (sixteen years ago) link

This better be good. (I'm reviewing it for the AMG.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 27 January 2007 01:44 (sixteen years ago) link

omg Ned, u r such a namedropper

Wrinklecause for Applause! (Wrinklepaws), Saturday, 27 January 2007 03:22 (sixteen years ago) link

this is fucking awesome. i hear a kraftwerk 2 sample in "good girl/carrots"

am0n (am0n), Saturday, 27 January 2007 04:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I like this better than any Animal Collective releases--and I'm an AC fan. It's an early contendah for album of the year.

brettino's bounce (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 27 January 2007 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

omg Ned, u r such a namedropper

I love me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 27 January 2007 21:30 (sixteen years ago) link

On the first three tracks alone this is the best thing I've heard in 2007, asides from Deerhoof, and I heard that in 2006. Brilliant artwork too.

beaux knee (boney), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

i didn't even know Animal Collective had the "People EP" until today. I'm such a crap fan.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:14 (sixteen years ago) link

'Tikwid' off the new AC EP is brilliant, if very Feels-y. Which is fine I s'pose as it was recorded in the same sessions.

beaux knee (boney), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

this is wonderful, yes

acid waffle house (dubplatestyle), Monday, 29 January 2007 14:18 (sixteen years ago) link

This should be greater than it is.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean, I appreciate that AC seems to be one of the only bands (maybe *the* only band) that tries not to let their late sixties Beach Boys worship get in the way of actually listening to things from later decades up to the present. Elephant-fricking-6 it isn't. But "Bros" aside right now I'm not feeling this much.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:10 (fifteen years ago) link

My 2007 favorite so far.

M. V. (M.V.), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I would love an instrumental mix, honestly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Would you leave in the backwards vocals?

M. V. (M.V.), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Depending on the song. ("Ponytail"'s all right.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:40 (fifteen years ago) link

The line6 (i think they use this live -- not sure about studio) vocal delay is going to be one of those things that will date these records eventually. (Also black dice)

UART variations (ex machina), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:42 (fifteen years ago) link

ponytail is the dud for me, the rest is golden

am0n (am0n), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I wished I liked this more. The vocals are very sweet, and these songs are for the most part nice, but I guess I just wish they exploded, like some of the stuff on, say, Here Comes the Indian or Sung Tongs. This record seems pleasant, and I wish it was amazing.

Dominique (dleone), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:47 (fifteen years ago) link

take pills ned!

am0n (am0n), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Dominique says it better than I could!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:49 (fifteen years ago) link

And it wasn't "Ponytail," I realize, it was "Search for Delicious." Two track EP of that and "Bros" = golden.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 04:50 (fifteen years ago) link

actually bro's almost sounds like a different mix here than on the 12"

am0n (am0n), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 05:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm having mixed feelings about some of it, but listening to Bros, Im Not and Carrots all in row is fantastic, and takes up 27 minutes by itself.

Z S (Zach S), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 05:33 (fifteen years ago) link

"Search for Delicious." Two track EP of that and "Bros" = golden.

this gets it right on the head, after a bit longer listening to it. i'm not/comfy.. is great still, but those songs were way early last year on constant repeat for a few days straight. search for delicious and bros are totally fucking awesome. bros is like one constant explosion of muddy crystal if you ask me.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 06:30 (fifteen years ago) link

you all must be fucking kidding me.

jeffrey / secret eye (jeffrey secret eye), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 06:41 (fifteen years ago) link


the table is the table (treesessplode), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 06:44 (fifteen years ago) link

this is just how i wanted it! it's better than i thought it would be

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 10:13 (fifteen years ago) link

whoah @ those explosion sounds. I need to listen to this again immediately.

sleeve (sleeve), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 15:50 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm pretty sure he samples those engine noise whooshes from the sand hot rods in phantom menace star wars

the kwisatz bacharach (sanskrit), Wednesday, 7 February 2007 16:27 (fifteen years ago) link

ok so let me get this straight

I'm Not/Comfy In Nautica was the single.

Bros is the 12"

and Good Girl/Carrot was on the split with Excepter?

I hope this is released on vinyl, I think I like it more than Feels (which I liked a lot). It's spacier and more abstract.

sleeve (sleeve), Thursday, 8 February 2007 19:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I wish this album was influenced more by the Smashing Pumpkins.

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Thursday, 8 February 2007 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

the love for this album is a little baffling...i'm with d leone and ned--this is decent, but i think avey makes a good foil for his sweetness, which is why AC stuff tends to work better than either of their solo-project stuff.

also, young prayer has...well, a lot more invention.

mike powell (mike powell), Thursday, 8 February 2007 19:16 (fifteen years ago) link

sleeve, yeah, you got it. all that stuff is still able to be found if you want the vinyl.

also, i think this wins over avey's solo stuff, but i always like the bear over the tare.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Thursday, 8 February 2007 19:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I wish this was more difficult it was fuckin' OUT MUSIC, MAAAAN. *blorp*

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Thursday, 8 February 2007 20:01 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm really not into the Beach Boys much at all. The early songs about having sex in cars with your girlfriend's sister are OK, and there's a smattering of decent tunes from later on, but most of it leaves me cold.

Scik Mouthy, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 09:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't even think it sounds like the Beach Boys at all, apart from maybe a few vague signifiers. They certainly never were *this* plodding and drowned in bullshit digi-verb production.

Turangalila, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 11:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Some of the vocal workouts on this record remind me of a cross between The Missa Luba and the Beach Boys' "Cool, Cool Water."

QuantumNoise, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 13:07 (fifteen years ago) link

"...bullshit digi-verb production."

-- Turangalila, Wednesday, January 2, 2008 6:00 AM (7 hours ago)

kiss out the jams, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 18:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Fine, not bullshit digiverb. To quote my friend Nick, "it's more like wanna-be Warn Defever circa '94"

Turangalila, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Bullshit Digi-Verb: That's What's Happening!

The Reverend, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:44 (fifteen years ago) link

I've heard my share of bullshit digi-verb and sir I can tell you that that is not bullshit digi-verb.

I like this record. It's a bit of an over-simplification to say it sounds like Warn Defever circa '94-'96. Structurally, all those songs (most of which are quite awesome) are about juxtaposition. The Panda Bear tracks are more about blending and mixing allusion and influence--not to imply that this is somehow revolutionary or something because it's not.

I like the more Krauty aspects of the record. The way Bros ends with Amon Duul circa Psychedelic Underground riffage is what makes the track for me. Also, sampling Ananas Symphonie off Ralf and Florian on one track is a nice touch.

Bill in Chicago, Thursday, 3 January 2008 03:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I guess it's not really that gated, reverb sound from the 80s. It's more of a faux Brian Wilson vibe, but without any of the compositional components that made BW interesting.

You make it sound so exciting, though. Heh.

Turangalila, Thursday, 3 January 2008 03:58 (fifteen years ago) link

actually I was gonna say you make it sound like a record critic record

Dominique, Thursday, 3 January 2008 04:01 (fifteen years ago) link

haha yes

Turangalila, Thursday, 3 January 2008 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

a few months back, in a moment of less-than-perfect lucidity, I described this record to a friend of mine as the musical equivalent of one of those waterslides that's partially open and partially enclosed. I'm still not really sure what I meant by that, but every time I think about this record, the metaphor makes more and more sense to me.

I guess in the end, the strongest impression I take away from this album is one of extreme linearity... but somehow, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. people who said there were no details to discover on repeat listens were right. for me, though, much of the appeal lies in the way that everything fits together. "Good Girl/Carrots" is a great example of what I'm talking about: 3 distinct sections, all more or less static. within the first 10 seconds of each, I remember exactly how it goes and know what to expect for the next 4 minutes or so. but somehow, I have trouble keeping the overall structure of the song in my head, and the way the different movements (ugh, sorry, I can't think of a less pretentious word) flow into each other never fails to excite me. the whole album feels like that to me, really; it's almost like listening to a really good DJ set, or an awesome radio station.

bernard snowy, Thursday, 3 January 2008 05:35 (fifteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

panda designs a hat

mizzell, Friday, 1 February 2008 20:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I bet this will be big with the "bape hoodies in union sq" crue

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Friday, 1 February 2008 20:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, sampling Ananas Symphonie off Ralf and Florian on one track is a nice touch.

where is that?

baaderonixx, Friday, 1 February 2008 20:41 (fifteen years ago) link

damn it guys why were you all talking about dance music up there, i finally bought this and it isn't like dance music at all!

jabba hands, Saturday, 2 February 2008 02:04 (fifteen years ago) link

All music is dance music, white boy.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Saturday, 2 February 2008 02:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Im starting to get into the second half more than the first, because they have this on vinyl @ work. It reminds me of orbital

filthy dylan, Saturday, 2 February 2008 08:36 (fifteen years ago) link

every time i open this thread all i can think is DAMN GIRL WAY TO MAKE BOOBS UNSEXY.

Cosmo Vitelli, Saturday, 2 February 2008 08:49 (fifteen years ago) link

yay Maryland. i totally live there. i'm glad Baltimore's hip now.

circa1916, Monday, 4 February 2008 02:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah I saw that pattern and I felt a lil burst of civic pride.
(halfway through season four of the WIRE it could use a boost)

Drew Daniel, Monday, 4 February 2008 02:56 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

<em>To quote my friend Nick, "it's more like wanna-be Warn Defever circa '94"</em>

turangalila's friend otm. sounds like something he woulda done had he put together <em>king of sweet</em> around the time of <em>stars on esp</em>.

john. a resident of chicago., Sunday, 9 March 2008 17:24 (fourteen years ago) link

that hat is a bit much

braveclub, Sunday, 9 March 2008 19:05 (fourteen years ago) link

four years pass...
three years pass...

a lost classic- this, 'laughed for a world filled with fantasy,' and 'boneless' are all better than p much anything on person pitch. but maybe i've just played it out

flappy bird, Friday, 2 December 2016 07:15 (six years ago) link

I wouldn't say they're better, but they'd make a nice deluxe edition of Person Pitch if you added them in. The best one is Song For Ariel, which later became Guys Eyes on MPP. The solo version is based on a sample that sounds a lot like Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, but is actually Leave Me Be by The Zombies:

There's also this little sketch from a 2007 compilation:

For completeness, here's Laugh for a World Filled With Fantasy:

and Boneless:

the_ecuador_three, Friday, 2 December 2016 13:44 (six years ago) link

Song for Ariel is the one I'm sad for not making it into PP.

Moka, Friday, 2 December 2016 14:13 (six years ago) link

boneless is especially awesome for being a 'remix' of a song that contains no elements, melodies, lyrics from the original at all

flappy bird, Friday, 2 December 2016 21:53 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

sweet new hour-long interview with Noah about the making of Person Pitch. this group is reissuing the record on vinyl next month

flappy bird, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 19:11 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

panda bear's new song with sonic boom is the most brian wilson-y thing in a long career full of brian wilson-y things

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 15:38 (five months ago) link

new album is very much a person pitch throwback with its focus on loops, samples & extremely beach boys vocals

sometimes the repetition is a bit too much but it's pretty solid overall, certainly the best panda bear album since person pitch & easily one of the stronger animal collective-related albums in the past 12 years

ufo, Sunday, 14 August 2022 07:38 (five months ago) link

Yeah it's a fantastic album. My favourite Anco thing in a decade or so.

you can see me from westbury white horse, Sunday, 14 August 2022 07:50 (five months ago) link

This feels like Person Pitch 2 in a good way. Need to spend more time with it but liked a lot what I heard on first listen.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 14 August 2022 09:06 (five months ago) link

It should probably also be noted here that he sang on my favorite song of the year so far.

Chris L, Sunday, 14 August 2022 10:16 (five months ago) link

Agree with you on that one. Song of the year.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 14 August 2022 12:47 (five months ago) link

really what "doin it right" should have been

ufo, Sunday, 14 August 2022 13:05 (five months ago) link

really liked the new album as well, especially the scott walker-y spanish-tinged one near the end

mr. weird al and the box squeezers (voodoo chili), Sunday, 14 August 2022 13:07 (five months ago) link

I'm not a big Panda Bear fan — a little usually goes a long way for me — but I do like the new one. Peter Kember is a good partner for him, I think he opens up the mix more, lets it breathe.

He is having a hell of a year. Time Skiffs, that incredible "Step by Step" track above and now this truly lovely album with Kember. Wow.

gman59, Monday, 15 August 2022 21:25 (five months ago) link

totally forgot there was a new anco album this year lol

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 August 2022 21:36 (five months ago) link

You’re in luck, it’s amazing

frogbs, Monday, 15 August 2022 21:49 (five months ago) link

I love that Braxe EP

I enjoyed the couple times I've breezed through the (seemingly very short) Noah/Sonic album! It is so so so Brian Wilson-y like even more so than before but that's OK

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 15 August 2022 23:05 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is pleasant, seems like it's a good year for panda bear collabs

ufo, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 16:40 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

Also available on his Bandcamp

mizzell, Friday, 16 December 2022 18:44 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

grabbed it today and came to the realization this album is his Olias of Sunhillow

frogbs, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 05:12 (one week ago) link

It is! I know people compare them in terms of sound but also it's there in regards to them being sorta busman's holidays that are even better than anything they was doing with their main groups.

you can see me from westbury white horse, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 08:11 (one week ago) link

haha wow, good call

sleeve, Tuesday, 24 January 2023 15:11 (one week ago) link

Overrated. Beach boys for the pitchfork generation

CerebralCaustic, Thursday, 26 January 2023 15:22 (one week ago) link

this thread is how i first came across ilx. lol

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 January 2023 16:15 (one week ago) link

Still sad after all these years “song for ariel” didn’t make it into the album, more songs should have The Zombies samples

I know the song got repurposed for Guys Eyes but that one is nowhere as good as this one.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 26 January 2023 18:33 (one week ago) link

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