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Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear
"Try to remember always... always to have a good time!"

Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, is an American musician famous for his work with Animal Collective. He has released seven studio albums in his career thus far: his 1999 Self-Titled Album, which is a tad hard to find now, his 2004 album Young Prayer, 2007's Person Pitch, 2011's Tomboy, 2015's Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, 2019's Buoys, and Reset in 2022.



  • Panda Bear (1999)
  • Young Prayer (2004)
  • Person Pitch (2007)
  • Tomboy (2011)
  • Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper (2015)
  • Buoys (2019)
  • Reset (2022) (collaboration with Sonic Boom)

EPs and Singles:

  • Bros EP (2007)
  • Last Night At The Jetty - Single (2011)
  • You Can Count On Me - Single (2011)
  • Mr. Noah - EP (2014)
  • Crosswords - EP (2015)
  • A Day With The Homies - EP (vinyl-only in 2018, digital in 2019)
  • playing the long game - Single (2019)

A Day With The Tropies:

  • All Drummers Are Animals: Averted. Panda Bear is easily the shyest and most introverted member of Animal Collective. True if taken more literally, as he's the only one in Animal Collective named after an animal.
  • Boléro Effect: Many songs are very repetitive, "Bros" in particular.
  • Broken Record: Uses repeated lyrics very frequently.
  • Echoing Acoustics: To say he uses a lot of reverb is an Understatement.
  • Epic Rocking: "Bros" and "Good Girl/Carrots" from Person Pitch both reach past 12 minutes. "Afterburner", "Come To Your Senses", and "Tropic of Cancer" also count.
  • Miniscule Rocking: "Davy Jones' Locker" and "Shadow Of The Colossus" from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper are both under a minute... combined.
  • New Sound Album: Several examples:
    • Young Prayer is mostly acoustic and minimal.
    • Person Pitch is mostly built from samples, with more emphasis on repetition.
    • Tomboy gets rid of the samples, cranks up the reverb, and shortens the songs.
    • Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper has more pop-ish songs, with some Sensory Abuse thrown in.
    • Buoys simplifies things, with Auto-Tune and more minimal arrangements.
  • Sampling: Person Pitch builds whole songs out of samples.