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TomboyNoah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of blog-beloved avant-rockers Animal Collective, isn't kidding when he titles a cut from his second solo disc ''Drone.'' ...TomboyIndie RockNoah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of blog-beloved avant-rockers Animal Collective, isn't kidding when he titles a cut from his second solo disc ''Drone.'' ...2011-04-07
Panda Bear | SILLY OLD BEAR Panda Bear

SILLY OLD BEAR Panda Bear (Ryan Pfluger)

B+

Tomboy

Genre: Indie Rock; Lead Performer: Panda Bear

Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear of blog-beloved avant-rockers Animal Collective, isn’t kidding when he titles a cut from his second solo disc ”Drone.” Tomboy stretches out Beach Boys-style pop into a kind of slo-mo sound installation. The woozy, reverb-rich result makes for great headphone swimming (also: infant appeasement!), but Lennox is at his best with a groove to submerge; on ”Afterburner,” dude excellently imagines a disco 20,000 leagues under the sea. B+

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