Panda Bear

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Panda Bear (Lisbon, Portugal)
Electronic Psych Pop

Panda Bear still is probably best known as a founding member of Baltimore Experimental Pop icons Animal Collective, but he’s been putting out solo records for 15 years, albums that have been tremendously successful and influential in their own rights. Pitchfork named his Person Pitch LP as its No. 1 Album of 2007. He followed with another set of trippy rhythms and shimmery vocals on 2011’s Tomboy and is slated to release the long-awaited follow-up, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, this year on Domino Records.

YDIIYD: Animal Collective (obviously!), Jaguar Ma, Magic Eye posters and black lights. (Ben Walpole)