Episode 157: Panda Bear

“Dolphin”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Song Exploder (@songexploder) on


Panda Bear is musician Noah Lennox. He’s a founding member of the experimental, genre-defying band Animal Collective, and as a solo artists, he’s released six solo albums.

In February 2019, Panda Bear released the album Buoys, and in this episode, he and his co-producer Rusty Santos break down the opening song, “Dolphin.” You’ll hear the original demo, and how they drew inspiration from music from all over the world.

You can buy or stream “Dolphin” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“Tezeta” – Mulatu Astatke
Sung Tongs – Animal Collective
“Papi Dame Lo Que Quiero” – Lizz
Digitakt drum sampler
Galaga