Behold “Surfer’s Hymn,” the fourth and final 7″ single that Panda Bear will be releasing to lead up to the long-awaited Tomboy LP. The single will be released on Monday March 28 on Kompakt Records and will be backed by an icy remix from Actress.
Panda Bear is probably one of the few musicians that can release a song called “Surfer’s Hymn” without the whole world giving him the Liz Lemon Over The Top Eye Roll, but that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his laurels. “Surfer’s Hymn” astutely features the sort of gleeful, sample- heavy, summer- friendly dalliance we’ve come to expect from Noah Lennox.
Like the songs that make up Panda Bear’s beloved Person Pitch, buried deep below “Surfer Hymn’s” various constituent parts―the engrossing reverberations that nearly swallow Lennox’ voice, the sound of the crashing waves, the kaleidoscopic loops―lies a joyous, wonderful, earworm worthy melody that will probably stay with you for the rest of the day. Listen below and remember, Tomboy is out April 12 via Animal Collective’s own Paw Tracks label.
Panda Bear – “Surfer’s Hymn”
Panda Bear – “Surfer’s Hymn” (Actress Remix)