"You Can Count On Me" b/w "Alsatian Darn"
And now comes the second in the series of 7" singles from Panda Bear previewing
Tomboy the much-anticipated follow-up to "Person Pitch." The first 7", also entitled
"Tomboy," sold out in an instant and this one is likely to follow that pattern, so make
haste. A gentle duet between Noah and himself, "You Can Count On Me" glimmers
with third world melodic overtones, an ethereal uplifting number that is over before you
become too familiar. "Alsatian Darn" on the other hand is a much different creature... a
slightly foreboding track with an off-beat melancholy chord progression that occasionally lets the light break through with a jaunty two-step, if ever so briefly. Both tracks
were debuted at the recent Pitchfork Festival, so those with savvy internet search engine skills can probably find a "preview" if you so choose, but why spoil the surprise, eh?