Watch the Making of ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’ in New Doc
Panda Bear's new album, 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper,' is out now and has been garnering non-stop praise. Now, the Animal Collective founder has just shared a video chronicling how the sophomore record was made.
Filmed in Lisbon, where Panda, also known as Noah Benjamin Lennox, has been living for the past 10 years, we see how he and former Spacemen 3 member Peter Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom) joined forces in the studio and collaborated on the 13-track disc.
"You go into something with 20, 25 things that you're planning on," Lennox says, referring to the struggles he wen through making the LP. "And then by the end can only see maybe a quarter of that on the other end. It's certainly a place for me where I start kind of ... I lose the objectivity about something. If it carries on too long, I kind of get tired of it or I forget what was good about it in the first place."
Director Sam Fleischner pieces the clips together but doesn't necessarily follow a traditional narrative. However, you do get to see a lot of discussion between the two artists. We also see them walking the rainy streets of Lisbon, eating McDonald's and going to the zoo.
Check out the 15-minute doc above.