Friday for me usually means James Brown and Stereolab, but today it's Panda Bear and Atlas Sound, a guy from Deerhunter. I have been playing the 1s and 0s out of their new thing. Warning: It's going to give you a craving to drink a milkshake with equal parts Beach Boys, organs of the Motown variety, and Animal Collective raspy echoes.Atlas Sound guy describes the beginning of the collaboration, from Brooklyn Vegan:
I toured for a period in Europe with Animal Collective, whose band dynamic was very inspirational to be around. On the bus, we often played improvised iPod games. We would take turns formulating a theme or unifying concept and then play three songs. The goal would be for everyone to try and figure out the theme. During one of these games, someone played "What Am I Going to Do" by the Dovers. I was amazed at the hook — a weird organ thing with drums and electric bass. I mentioned to Noah that someone should really sample that riff. He agreed and he taught me a little about sampling and matching up beats. This ended up as the collaborative effort "Walkabout."
Via Tom Haverford, aka Randy, aka Aziz Ansari.