Fresh off his winning collaboration with Daft Punk, Panda Bear and Tomboy producer Sonic Boom, are reportedly working on a new album (finally). The LP's tentative title, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, is kind of amazing and we hope it doesn't change.
Since releasing his Tomboy in 2011, Panda Bear released Centipede Hz with the rest of Animal Collective in 2012, and in 2013 he took the lead on "Doin' It Right," one of the best songs on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. Last year he also performed a lovely new lullaby, and contributed some new music to fashion.
Though he hasn't exactly been on vacation, it's good to hear he has a new album out this year. Watch this space for updates.