Set To Release A Day With the Homies on Friday January 12, 2018
Panda Bear today announces tour dates for April / May 2018. The shows come on the heels of the forthcoming 12” EP, entitled A Day With The Homies, to be released on January 12, 2018 via Domino. Tickets for the shows also go on sale this Friday, January 12. A Day With The Homies, the first Panda Bear release since 2015’s Crosswords EP, has appeared on “Most Anticipated Albums” lists from Pitchfork, Stereogum, W Magazine, and more.
The limited 12” is now available to pre-order at the Animal Collective store. It is also available to pre-order at these select retailers and will be available physically in-stores on January 12, 2018. PRE-ORDER HERE.
Noah Lennox, a.k.a Panda Bear, on A Day With The Homies:
“It's been my perception that these things tend to homogenize experience so I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t outline, in any specific way, the many choices involved in its creation. I appreciate your role as filter or translator, and by withholding my own blueprints for the album, I mean to encourage and cultivate your part in its trip.
The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks. I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined.
I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power. Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.
It's not often anymore I find something specific to my life that feels worthwhile setting to song for others to consume. It’s a tough sell convincing myself that my own troubles warrant as much attention as those we all share. The strokes of the messages themselves are broad enough, then, that I think anybody can find a familiar face, if they care to look.
The lion’s share of the noise is centred, or nearly, so both speakers get a taste. This is another nod towards power, but it also means HOMIES doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air.
My greatest hope with this stuff is for it to live like my favourite songs do, which is to say like comforts or companions. Thank you very much for listening and I hope A Day With the Homies can mean something to you."
MON 4/02 MANCHESTER, UK - Gorilla
TUE 4/03 LONDON, UK - Village Underground
THU 4/05 PARIS, FR - Trabendo
FRI 4/06 BRUGES, BELGIUM - More Music Festival
THU 4/26 DALLAS, TX - Canton Hall
FRI 4/27 AUSTIN, TX - Levitation @ Mohawk
MON 4/30 CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall
TUE 5/01 DETROIT, MI - Majestic Theatre
WED 5/02 TORONTO, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
FRI 5/04 BOSTON, MA - Paradise Rock Club
SAT 5/05 BROOKLYN, NY - Brooklyn Steel
SUN 5/06 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Union Transfer
MON 5/07 WASHINGTON DC - 9:30 Club
WED 5/09 CHAPEL HILL, NC - Cat's Cradle
THU 5/10 ATLANTA, GA - Variety Playhouse
A Day With The Homies 12” EP tracklisting
A2. Part of the Math
B1. Shepard Tone
B2. Nod to the Folks