Panda Bear & Sonic Boom release "Danger" video

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom release "Danger" video

Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) and Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) release their anticipated collaborative record Reset today on Domino (CD & vinyl out November 18). Born of the two longtime friends’ exploration of the sugar-rush sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s American doo-wop and rock-and-roll, Reset’s nine triumphant, sing-out-loud anthems provide an antidote to process current troubles and an exhortation to keep going. Alongside the album release they share the new video for the Everly Brothers-sampling “Danger,” featuring both Lennox and Kember and directed by Fernanda Pereira.  


Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset

Album | 12th August 2022

Although Panda Bear and Sonic Boom are no strangers to each other’s music, Reset marks their first collaborative release. When SB pitched an idea to take their working relationship to the next level, he reckoned PB might reject the proposition outright—in the nine gloriously, feverishly hook-bound tracks of Reset, though, you can hear exactly how much he loved the prospect.

SB’s notion was simple enough: After lugging his records to Portugal years ago, his fascination was renewed by old favorites and standards he had not heard in years. Something struck him, the way the ornate intros by Eddie Cochran or the Everly Brothers felt largely like stage curtains, compelling in their own right even if they had very little to do with the hits that followed. SB began crafting loops from these preambles, twisting and bending the parts like scrap metal before sending them onto PB.

The kernel of Reset emerged not long after international lockdowns began. If making it supplied temporary medicine for the duo, it is now permanently so for the rest of us, a reminder that sometimes playing and singing along to old favorites with friends can be enough to make the world feel a bit better.

Tracklisting

  • 1Gettin’ to the Point
  • 2Go On
  • 3Everyday
  • 4Edge of the Edge
  • 5In My Body
  • 6Whirlpool
  • 7Danger
  • 8Livin’ in the After
  • 9Everything’s Been Leading To This

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Reset

Album | 12th August 2022

Although Panda Bear and Sonic Boom are no strangers to each other’s music, Reset marks their first collaborative release. When SB pitched an idea to take their working relationship to the next level, he reckoned PB might reject the proposition outright—in the nine gloriously, feverishly hook-bound tracks of Reset, though, you can hear exactly how much he loved the prospect.

SB’s notion was simple enough: After lugging his records to Portugal years ago, his fascination was renewed by old favorites and standards he had not heard in years. Something struck him, the way the ornate intros by Eddie Cochran or the Everly Brothers felt largely like stage curtains, compelling in their own right even if they had very little to do with the hits that followed. SB began crafting loops from these preambles, twisting and bending the parts like scrap metal before sending them onto PB.

The kernel of Reset emerged not long after international lockdowns began. If making it supplied temporary medicine for the duo, it is now permanently so for the rest of us, a reminder that sometimes playing and singing along to old favorites with friends can be enough to make the world feel a bit better.

Tracklisting

  • 1Gettin’ to the Point
  • 2Go On
  • 3Everyday
  • 4Edge of the Edge
  • 5In My Body
  • 6Whirlpool
  • 7Danger
  • 8Livin’ in the After
  • 9Everything’s Been Leading To This
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