Tomboy 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… Tomboy 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… 2011-04-12 Panda Bear Indie Rock Paw Tracks
Music Review

Tomboy (2011)

Panda Bear | SILLY OLD BEAR Panda Bear
Image credit: Ryan Pfluger
SILLY OLD BEAR Panda Bear
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 12, 2011; Lead Performance: Panda Bear; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Paw Tracks

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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Originally posted Apr 05, 2011 Published in issue #1150 Order article reprints