Animal Collective’s Panda Bear is set to return in just under a month with his new solo album, Buoys. Due out February 8th via Domino, the record follows 2015’s Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper LP and last year’s A Day With the Homies EP. Buoys was first previewed with the track “Dolphin”, and now the experimental artist aka Noah Lennox has delivered another taste with “Token”.
The new song is a soft wonder, playful plucks and slow squeals punctuating a constantly cascading synthetic strum. “Token” comes to us via a video directed by and starring experimental producer/artists Dean Blunt. According to the clip’s prologue, Blunt had a number of ideas regarding the video’s direction, from a Toy Story ode to a Western. In the process of breaking the story, however, he apparently broke his mind, resulting in a video that finds Dean simply searching for a way to smile again while at an amusement park.
Watch the “Token” video below.
Panda Bear 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
02/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works
02/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works
02/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Art Institute of Chicago (Midwinter 2019)
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
02/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
02/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
04/19 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
04/20 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique
04/21 – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
04/23 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique
04/24 – Lisbon, PT @ Culturgest Lisbon
04/25 – Madrid, ES @ Conde Duque