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April 3, 2015 / bloggenstatt

Panda Bear- “Mr Noah”

“Mr Noah” is the standout track from the pretty darn good Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. It is a stupendously weird song, and it announces its oddness immediately. Bestial squeaks precede hypnotically looped guitar, which sounds ripped from the ’90s Spider-Man intro. A woozy, off-balance atmosphere is established before Noah Lennox’s spacy vocals are even present.

Surrounded by aural oddness, repetitive, hyper-literal lyrics concerning an injured, lazy dog  seem perfectly at home. It helps that the song’s chorus is made unbelievably catchy courtesy of a stuttered vowel in the word leg.

“Mr Noah” is a strange track, but it’s disparate parts coalesce to make a wonderful, soupy earworm.

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