Singer-songwriter and musician Panda Bear, known for his work with experimental pop group Animal Collevtive, has teamed up with English singer and musician Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 to create a new album: Reset. The project is set to release August 12 digitally and November 18 physically on Domino.
Reset will see the third major collaboration between Sonic Boom and Panda Bearm, after Pear joined Sonic Boom on his 2011 album Tomboy and his 2015 album The panda bear meets the grim reaper. The project was recorded and engineered largely after the world went into lockdown due to Covid-19, resulting in an album of around 40 minutes containing 9 different tracks. See album art and track listing for Reset below.
1. Go straight to the point
3. Every day
4. Edge of the edge
5. In My Body
6. Hot Tub
8. Living in the aftermath
9. It all leads to this
In promotion of the new album, Panda Bear and Sonic Boom released the first single “Go On”, accompanied by a music video. The song contains a sample of the 1967 song “Give It to Me” by The Troggs. This short, sampled guitar riff acts as the canvas on which the artist’s vocals and various electronic effects can be placed atop. The song creates a very upbeat yet mysterious vibe, contrasting the sounds of classic 60s music and vocals with modern advanced electronic effects.
The video for “Go On”, directed and animated by James Siewert, follows the adventure of a rolling silver ball through a wide range of visually interesting areas. Watch the music video for “Go On” below.
Reset will follow Panda Bear’s previous album, 2019 Buoysand previous Sonic Boom album, 2020 All things being equal.
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