On the latest Kyle Meredith With…, Panda Bear, solo musician and co-founding member of Animal Collective, talks about his new record, Buoys, and what sets it apart from his previous three releases. He also discusses the “hypersexual interjections” in “Token”, the idea of lyrics as a reflection of the music itself, and why personal memories of making Merriweather Post Pavilion with Animal Collective stick out to him more than the music.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.