Rec'd: Hot Panda - "Future Markets"

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Hot Panda Go Outside

We’re not sure what to say about the Vancouver quartet Hot Panda that you can’t infer from the first single from their upcoming LP Go Outside, “Future Markets” – funky bass and tribal beats anchor dispossessed vocals, processed guitars, and metallic drones that seethe from zero to sixty, by which we mean quiet, percolating fuzz to all-out panic attack, in milliseconds flat. At its soft moments it sounds like driving wooded back roads in the dark in the rain, when it snaps it sounds like the monster caught in your headlights when you turn the corner. Go Outside––complete with flying genitalia on the album art––is out July 17.