Panda Bear – Boys Latin

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“Boys Latin” is the second single off the new album from Noah Lennox — aka Panda BearAnimal Collective’s ursine contemporary. As with the best of his previous offerings, the track subsists on chunky, grooving drums and a fried bassline that sounds reminiscent of the chattering low end of a Van de Graaff generator. The rhythm section’s groovy bedrock lays a great foundation for Lennox’s echoing vocal repartee to bounce across the left and right channels, suspended in that dreamy snapshot of exploring the woods that Panda Bear’s boyish voice so readily evokes.

Lennox’s new LP, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper — in which the themes of death and personal growth are explored — was released earlier this month via Domino Records and is available for purchase on iTunes.

Purity Ring – Obedear (Noah Hydes Magic Sword Remix)

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It took a little while for the experimental sound of Purity Ring to grow on me. After inadvertently hearing the Canadian duo live this fall, however, I started to see their appeal. In the same vein as Crystal Castles, their sound is downright eerie – and the kind of thing that if were I to be making a Halloween/Frankenstorm playlist for instance (if? who am i kidding), would will definitely be included.

Check out Noah Hyde’s remix of “Obedear,” as well as the more demure “Fineshrine” PR original below.