Panda Bear

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About Panda Bear

Already highly influential as a member of Animal Collective, Panda Bear altered the course of indie rock even further with his work as a solo artist. His reverb-saturated vocal harmonies take notes from the Beach Boys, while his sample-based songwriting brings in techniques borrowed from hip-hop producers such as Madlib and Pete Rock, as well as atmospheric techno labels like Kompakt and Dial. His 2007 full-length Person Pitch helped reframe the use of samples in indie rock, and Panda Bear's synthesis of electronic production, emotionally vulnerable lyricism, and psychedelic spirit evolved on subsequent albums like 2019's Buoys and his 2022 collaboration with Sonic Boom, Reset.

Charlottesville, VA, United States
July 17, 1978

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