New Panda Bear Material Slowly Emerging

    While Animal Collective is still coming down from the hype of releasing the universally acclaimed Merriweather Post Pavillion, leading member Panda Bear hasn’t taken a break from writing new material: his fourth album Tomboy comes out sometime in September, and he recently debuted a bunch of songs at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. You can listen to the bootlegs at Gorilla vs. Bear, which all feature that murky, loop-heavy sound that Panda dazzled the blogosphere with on 2007’s Person Pitch. It sounds like the background noise in the forest of Fangorn, or the music at a party where everyone is on mushrooms. He’s like the original Salem! (Just kidding, he would never try to make you dance.) [Gorilla vs. Bear]