‘Person Pitch’ and ‘Scribble Mural Comic Journal’ are perhaps this years greatest surprises. With each you have to work hard for the goodies because they are hidden deep in the consciousness of the music. Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective) is responsible for the former and though he may clearly wear his Brian Wilson influences on his paw you can’t help but fall hopelessly in love with the syrupy concoction. ‘Bros’ is the undoubted centrepiece but due its rather gargantuan epicness and bandwidth-stealing draw ‘Take Pills’ will have to do for you. This has neither the scope or immediacy of its bigger brother but it is nonetheless an unabashed piece of summery pop. Hang in there during those misleading warped vinyl early moments (with tinged Everything But The Girl embraces) because the surf will soon be up and the good times will definitely be rolling. KD
Panda Bear – Take Pills
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