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Baltimore, Maryland (1998 – present)

Panda Bear is the moniker of Noah Lennox, a founding member of Animal Collective and member of Jane.

Lennox grew up in the Roland Park section of Baltimore, Maryland. As a child, he played sports, and studied piano and cello. He later sang tenor in his high school chamber choir. After graduation, he attended Boston University but dropped out in 2000 and moved to New York where he dedicated himself to his music.

His first solo release was the self titled Panda Bear in 1998, which was released under Soccer Star Records, a label founded by fellow Animal Collective member, Deakin.

After its creation, Lennox focused on Animal Collective, putting his solo project aside. He picked it back up in 2004 and released Young Prayer that year. In 2007 he followed up with the critically acclaimed Person Pitch.

In Animal Collective, Noah was primarily responsible for percussion, although he has recently transitioned to working with samples in addition to contributing vocals and playing a variety of other instruments. He adopted the name Panda Bear from an early tape of his material, on which he drew a panda.


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  • Actopus

    Панда, верни мне мой 2007!

    15 Oct 12:44pm Reply
  • sherwin

    Anyone else think he looks like Tom Cruise here?

    3 Oct 4:03pm Reply
  • kittenbutt

    do yourself a favor and see him live

    19 Sep 1:37am Reply
  • lewis_mufc

    I would do Merriweather Post Pavilion before Tomboy. The production is a lot more colourful than on Tomboy, but in a completely different vibe to Person Pitch. Panda Bear's tracks on MPP are all phenomenal and you'll find some of Person Pitch's lyrical themes reoccur if you're into that kind of thing. He even shines when he pops up to harmonise on Avey's tracks which are just as amazing. For me Merriweather is the only way to go. Good luck in any case.

    18 Sep 12:26pm Reply
  • jonny_juicebags

    Person Pitch is like.... the shit. Timeless. It'll never get old, it's really like listening to the ocean to me. I love the melodies, the bass, the Akira sample and the whole echoey gospelness. Where do I go from here?? Even like with animal collective albums. My first listen of Tomboy was, unengaging. Is it a grower? Idk I just really like person pitch and u guys have to help me out.

    18 Sep 8:34am Reply
  • ParnoidLizard

    Person Pitch disappointing!? How do you not lose yourself in the sea of layers that is Person Pitch. Listen to it more. Also if you ever plan on taking psychedelics in the future, then listen to this album; trust me m8. v

    16 Sep 7:45pm Reply
  • millyman77

    Person Pitch was kind of disappointing, but maybe that's because I had such high expectations. One way or another Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is much better anyway [2] what????

    14 Sep 10:51pm Reply
  • pokedex-

    riperino in deep pepperoni

    14 Sep 4:56am Reply
  • SouptheHoop

    peanut butter vagina sauce and the gravy ravens.

    14 Sep 12:51am Reply
  • coreuhoulden


    12 Sep 11:12pm Reply
  • Cosm01

    Person Pitch was kind of disappointing, but maybe that's because I had such high expectations. One way or another Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is much better anyway

    6 Sep 3:16pm Reply
  • cucuia

    Yeah he's not dead, at least in our hearts. RIP

    6 Sep 2:24pm Reply
  • lazy_calm

    panda bear met the grim reaper

    31 Aug 6:02am Reply
  • Renan_P

    wtf panda bear is not dead you cunts

    25 Aug 4:36pm Reply
  • Illest_Villain


    20 Aug 6:24pm Reply
  • Wiifusion101

    Rest in peace Panda, you'll be missed forever <3 <3 ;~;

    16 Aug 11:20pm Reply
  • SouptheHoop

    grim reaper 5 lyfe 3 fast to die yold

    16 Aug 4:04am Reply
  • edmund_almond

    why ;_; I will miss you bb, RIP in piece

    14 Aug 10:46pm Reply
  • QuintonDempsey

    AnCo is now permanently incomplete and my heart too.

    14 Aug 10:09pm Reply
  • DerpRavenscroft

    Just heard the news, I'm in tatters right now)-:

    14 Aug 10:04pm Reply
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