Guest DJ Panda Bear : All Songs Considered The experimental music maven spins some of his favorite songs from contemporary artists — including his Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare — and previews some of his own upcoming album, Tomboy.

Guest DJ Panda Bear

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Noah Lennox, better known as Panda Bear, spun a playlist heavy with friends and contemporaries on this week's show. Brian DeRan/Photo courtesy of Force Field PR hide caption

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Noah Lennox, better known as Panda Bear, spun a playlist heavy with friends and contemporaries on this week's show.

Brian DeRan/Photo courtesy of Force Field PR

This week, All Songs Considered hands the reins to acclaimed experimental musician Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear. Lennox made the trip down to NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters while on a visit to his hometown of Baltimore. He sat down with host Bob Boilen to talk about his upcoming album Tomboy (out April 12).

Lennox began by naming some of the albums that grabbed his attention in his youth, Nirvana's Nevermind being a particular touchstone. But he quickly moved on to contemporary picks by musicians from his extended artistic circle, including Mississippi songwriter Dent May, reclusive electronic maestro Zomby and his own Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare. He also chose a few cuts from Tomboy, as well as one by Spectrum, a sunny project helmed by the album's mix engineer Peter Kember.

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Breed

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Breed

  • from Nevermind
  • by Nirvana
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You Can Count On Me

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You Can Count On Me

  • from Tomboy
  • by Panda Bear
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Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist

  • from Down There
  • by Avey Tare
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Tomboy

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Last Night At The Jetty

  • from Tomboy
  • by Panda Bear
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How You Satisfy Me

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How You Satisfy Me

  • from Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)
  • by Spectrum

For more information about Spectrum, visit Sonic Boom's website.

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Godzilla

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Godzilla

  • from One Foot Ahead Of The Other EP
  • by Zomby
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Slow Motion

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Slow Motion

  • from Tomboy
  • by Panda Bear
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Eastover Wives

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Eastover Wives

  • from That Feeling 7"
  • by Dent May

For more information on this release, visit Forest Family Records' website.