Noah Lennox‘s sixth solo album as Panda Bear is Buoys, due out February 8th, 2019 on Domino.
The new album was co-produced and co-mixed by collaborator Rusty Santos in Lennox’s adopted home of Lisbon, Portugal. Lennox and Santos last collaborated on the landmark Panda Bear album Person Pitch, which had its 10-year anniversary last year.
Buoys is the first Panda Bear release since 2018’s vinyl-only EP A Day With the Homies, and the follow-up to 2015’s kaleidoscopic full-length Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. “The last three records felt like a chapter to me, and this feels like the beginning of something new,” says Lennox whilst surveying how Buoys relates to the estimable Panda Bear catalogue.
The first song to be released from Buoys is “Dolphin”, listen below.
Alongside Santos, Buoys also features collaborators in Chilean DJ/vocalist Lizz and Portuguese musician Dino D’Santiago, both artists who came to Lennox via Santos’ recent trap and reggaeton production work; the former contributes arrangements throughout the album including “Dolphin,” and both lend their vocals to “Inner Monologue.”
Buoys artwork was created by Danny Perez, with photography by Fernanda Pereira, and with additional design by Rob Carmichael, you can check it below along with the tracklist.
04. I Know I Don’t Know
07. Inner Monologue
09. Home Free
Panda Bear will be touring Australia in December, with more international touring to be announced soon.
Dec 7 Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec 12 Sydney, Australia @ The Studio, Sydney Opera House
Dec 13 Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Recital Center