Panda Bear shares new single, "playing the long game"

Panda Bear shares new single, "playing the long game"

Panda Bear, a.k.a. Noah Lennox, has returned with brand new music in the form of single “playing the long game” and its accompanying video, directed by Fernanda Pereira.


Following the Feb 2019 release of Buoys, the sixth studio album from Panda Bear, “playing the long game” is a standalone single that continues the collaboration between Lennox and producer Rusty Santos, and their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques. The track retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through hyper-modern production, and an undercurrent of speaker-limit-pushing sub-bass low-end.

Lennox on “playing the long game” and its accompanying video: “We had a good time making this video across the river. Thanks to everyone involved to make it happen. The song is about a brief series of thoughts I had one morning about who I am, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. Hope you enjoy it and hope all’s well.”

Recently, Panda Bear featured as a vocalist on “Studie” by Teebs and “I Don’t Need A Crowd”, a new song from the Walkmen’s Paul Maroon; he also contributed to Solange’s When I Get Home (“Binz”, “Time (is)”, “Beltway”, and “I’m a Witness”).

See Lennox perform “playing the long game”, songs from Buoys, and his 2018 EP, A Day With the Homies, at Pitchfork’s 2019 Midwinter Festival in Chicago, and live from the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

“playing the long game” credits:
Produced by Panda Bear, Rusty Santos, and Sebastian Sartor
Mixed by Rusty Santos and Panda Bear
Artwork by Eric Copeland
Video directed by Fernanda Pereira

Critical praise for Buoys:

“Radiant…rich in the unexpected” - The New Yorker

“among the best records Panda Bear has ever been involved with” - Stereogum

“a stunning pop statement” - Noisey

“an unusually unified listen… deeply comforting” - Pitchfork

Panda Bear Buoys

Album | 8th February 2019

The sixth album from Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, was co-produced and co-mixed by Rusty Santos. Animated by their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through its hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work.

Tracklisting

  • 1Dolphin
  • 2Cranked
  • 3Token
  • 4I Know I Don't Know
  • 5Master
  • 6Buoys
  • 7Inner Monologue
  • 8Crescendo
  • 9Home Free

Panda Bear Buoys

Album | 8th February 2019

The sixth album from Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, was co-produced and co-mixed by Rusty Santos. Animated by their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through its hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work.

Tracklisting

  • 1Dolphin
  • 2Cranked
  • 3Token
  • 4I Know I Don't Know
  • 5Master
  • 6Buoys
  • 7Inner Monologue
  • 8Crescendo
  • 9Home Free
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