If nothing else, you've got to hand it to Mr. Bear for knowing how to keep himself in the news. Rather than keeping the songs tightly under wraps for the follow-up to his much drooled-over debut solo album, Person Pitch
, Animal Collective's Panda Bear
, a.k.a. Noah Lennox, released one track a time for months and months, to the point where it seems like we haven't gone a single day without reading something
about him. Either another new 7" (containing albums tracks) was going on sale or was about to sell out, or there'd been a confirmed tracklist or cover art or god knows what else. All that is just about behind us now, as you can finally hear Tomboy
in its entirety over at NPR
. It is, unsurprisingly, quite enjoyable. When I first pressed play, though, the sound on my computer had been shut off, but my iTunes was still playing, so when I turned the volume back on, I spent a few seconds listening to it with the Extra Lens record playing at the same time. Not altogether unpleasant. Just sayin.