About time for a new Animal Collective-related project, isn’t it? The unpredictable act used to release new albums almost every year, and since it’s been two years since AnCo released a new LP, it’s about time for one of its members to step up to the plate. That member is Noah Lennox — aka Panda Bear — who just announced a new solo album for 2015 titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.
The new album drops Jan. 15 via Domino.
There’s also a surprise four-song teaser EP out today — titled Mr. Noah — which takes its name from the album’s first single. Check out the video below:
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper was recorded with producer Pete “Sonic Boom” Kember “everywhere from El Paso, Texas, to a garage by the beach near (Lennox’s) home in Lisbon, Portugal,” according to a press release.
This is Panda Bear’s first solo effort since 2011’s Tomboy. He also partnered with Daft Punk on the Random Access Memories track “Doin’ It Right” last year.