Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) and Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) will be releasing a collaborative album called Reset on August 12 through Domino. The Animal Collective vocalist and former Spacemen 3 pioneer have worked together previously, with Kember having produced Lennox’s albums Tomboy and Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, but this is their first fully collaborative affair.
The first song to be shared from the record is “Go On”, which could overly simplistically be said to sound like the two artists’ styles overlaid. There’s Panda’s washed-out 21st century Beach Boys lamentations, but there’s also the bubbling and fizzing textures of Sonic Boom thrown in there. It makes for an intriguing combination.