Instinctively nomadic and musically inquisitive, PANDA BEAR (Noah) has always been searching the land for inspiration and meaning. As a teenager in his hometown of Baltimore , Panda Bear created his first solo record, the long out-of-print, first (and last) album on his and Deakin’s (Joshmin) Soccer Star Records. Panda then made his way to University in Boston . Trouble and crazy things happened so he came down to New York at the turn of the millennium to congregate with his recently-convened Animal brethren (Avey Tare, Geologist, and Deakin). Animal Collective was born again.
When not working on Animal Collective material, Panda Bear creates lots of music by himself and with Scotty Mou (DJ Casio – Queens ) in Jane. He also makes jams with the other animal bros and Rusty Santos for fashion shows as Together. Never sticking with any particular sound, Panda’s range goes from the quiet humble jams of Young Prayer to the electronic pop of Person Pitch. Panda Bear currently resides in Lisbon , Portugal .
Selected Discography: Panda Bear S/T (Soccer Star Records) 1999 Avey Tare and Panda Bear Spirit They’re Gone Spirit They’ve Vanished (Animal) 2000 – (reissued by Fat Cat Records) 2003 Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian (Paw Tracks 2003) Animal Collective Sung Tongs (Fat Cat 2004) Panda Bear Young Prayer (Paw Tracks 2004) Jane – 2 self-released cds in 45 sleeve handmaders (2003) Jane 12” (Paw Tracks planned 2005) Panda Bear “I’m Not/Comfy in Nautica” single (UUAR 2006) Panda Bear “Bros” 12” (Fat Cat 2006) Panda Bear/Excepter split 12” (Paw Tracks 2007) Panda Bear “Person Pitch full length cd (Paw Tracks 2007)