Panda Bear announces worldwide tour dates

Panda Bear

Panda Bear has announced tour dates for April / May 2018. The shows come on the heels of the forthcoming 12″ EP, entitled ‘A Day With The Homies,’ to be released on January 12, 2018 via Domino. Tickets for the shows also go on sale this Friday, January 12. See full tour schedule below; US dates will feature Geologist as a special guest.

‘A Day With The Homies,’ the first Panda Bear release since 2015’s ‘Crosswords’ EP, has appeared on “Most Anticipated Albums” lists from Pitchfork, Stereogum, W Magazine, and more.

The limited 12″ is now available to pre-order at the Animal Collective store. It’s also available to pre-order at these select retailers and will be available physically in-stores on January 12, 2018 – pre-order it here.

Recently, Panda Bear and Avey Tare performed seminal Animal Collective album ‘Sung Tongs’ live for the first time ever at Pitchfork’s 21st Anniversary show. Watch the performance here.

Noah Lennox, a.k.a Panda Bear, on A Day With The Homies: “It’s been my perception that these things tend to homogenize experience so I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t outline, in any specific way, the many choices involved in its creation. I appreciate your role as filter or translator, and by withholding my own blueprints for the album, I mean to encourage and cultivate your part in its trip.

The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks. I find they still work satisfactorily alone, but strengthen each other’s messages when combined.

I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power. Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.

It’s not often anymore I find something specific to my life that feels worthwhile setting to song for others to consume. It’s a tough sell convincing myself that my own troubles warrant as much attention as those we all share. The strokes of the messages themselves are broad enough, then, that I think anybody can find a familiar face, if they care to look.

The lion’s share of the noise is centered, or nearly, so both speakers get a taste. This is another nod towards power, but it also means HOMIES doesn’t work in the same way through headphones as it does out in the air.

My greatest hope with this stuff is for it to live like my favorite songs do, which is to say like comforts or companions. Thank you very much for listening and I hope ‘A Day With the Homies’ can mean something to you.”

A Day With The Homies 12″ EP tracklisting

Side A
A1. Flight
A2. Part of the Math

Side B
B1. Shepard Tone
B2. Nod to the Folks
B3. Sunset

Tour dates

MON 4/02 MANCHESTER, UK – Gorilla
TUE 4/03 LONDON, UK – Village Underground
THU 4/05 PARIS, FR – Trabendo
FRI 4/06 BRUGES, BELGIUM – More Music Festival
THU 4/26 DALLAS, TX – Canton Hall *
FRI 4/27 AUSTIN, TX – Levitation @ Mohawk *
MON 4/30 CHICAGO, IL – Thalia Hall *
TUE 5/01 DETROIT, MI – Majestic Theatre *
WED 5/02 TORONTO, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
FRI 5/04 BOSTON, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
SAT 5/05 BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
SUN 5/06 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Union Transfer *
MON 5/07 WASHINGTON DC – 9:30 Club *
WED 5/09 CHAPEL HILL, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
THU 5/10 ATLANTA, GA – Variety Playhouse *

* w/ Geologist as special guest