Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Release New Single “Edge of the Edge”
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Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Release New Single “Edge of the Edge”

Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) and Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) share "Edge of the Edge,” the jubilant new single from their collaborative record Reset, due out August 12 digitally and November 18 on CD and vinyl. “Edge of the Edge” features a sample of Randy & the Rainbows’ 1963 doo-wop hit “Denise” and comes via a video by Danny Perez.


Reset also features the previously released single “Go On” and is available for pre-order digitally and physically now. A $1 contribution from each CD & LP sold goes towards Earthisland.org. Earth Island Institute’s non-profit mission is to conserve, preserve, and restore the environment. A limited edition of 500 translucent pink LP is exclusively available on Bandcamp with a $10 contribution from each copy of this LP edition sold that goes to support MAPS, a non-profit research organization with the mission of developing psychedelic therapies into medical treatments to achieve mass mental health. A limited edition yellow vinyl is available to pre-order through Domino Mart.

Find more details here on the just announced Reset online listening party on Thursday, August 11 at 5pm PT / 8 pm ET / 1am BST. Listen to the album & join for a live Q&A.

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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