I’m a little foggy on the details but this is a label out of Vancouver and is home to a bunch of producers and groups. Jack Js Something (On my mind) was one of my favourite things last year. There’s a chunky beauty to a lot of it that I really like and nothing’s synched to death or oversanitized which I appreciate.
My good bud Danny has just wrapped up shooting his new film called Antibirth. Danny has made video for my shows since 2007 and made a movie called Oddsac with Animal Collective a while back. He enjoys the twisted and more grotesque side of things but also has a fantastic sense of humour and fun. I feel like he brought something out in my most recent songs that was a little under the surface and at this point its difficult for me to separate the songs from his images. Here are some hi res stills from the shoot. — Panda Bear
Pega Monstro are a band of two sisters (guitar and drums and they both sing) from around here in Lisbon. I saw them once opening for Ariel Pink here and liked them a lot. My friend Afonso let me hear their new record before its out and its great. Check out the whole Cafetra crew…
Eric plays in the band Black Dice but also releases music under his own name. He’s a curious, hard working, and uncompromising musician who’s influenced a lot of whats around today, my own stuff included. I like how his music (and Black Dice’s) has a handmade feel and how colourful and playful it sounds. — Panda Bear
Rua da Rosa is the narrow but main street cut through the Bairro Alto neighborhood here in Lisbon. Visitors mainly stock the area during the day but its perhaps the principle target for partying Lisbon teenagers Thursday through Sunday nights. The constant shifts make it a particularly fascinating neighbourhood to me. Its noisy except for Sunday mornings. Id had an idea for a while to shoot the street for a bit to catch the traffic. When my friend Sam was here shooting a short thing we made for the recent album he was game to give the idea a go. — Panda Bear
Cuushe‘s “Tie” gets some elegant and totally mesmerizing animated visuals, perfectly encapsulating the alluring and mysterious neon glow of the late-night-in-Tokyo vibes emanating from her stellar Night Lines EP, out now on Cascine/Flau. Shapes + colors created by the amazing animator/director/gif artist Natalia Stuyk: