Panda Bear & Sonic Boom
Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox) says his work in Animal Collective was inspired by what Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) played with Spacemen 3 back in the 80s. That sounds plausible: their debut collaborative effort, Reset, only came out last summer, but Panda Bear and Sonic Boom sound like they’ve been making music together since the Summer of Love. The kaleidoscope of dulcet sounds on the album is psychedelic but accessible enough for everyone to turn on, turn in, and reset.