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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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  • AFatalCure

    can only imagine him in an office wearing a suit saying "call me mr. noah" to his co-workers.

    28 Oct 9:01pm Reply
  • AliceReid

    Just visited Príncipe Real, most beautiful part of Lisbon 4sure <3.<3

    27 Oct 12:16am Reply


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  • Cherrylake

    Unless he feels like he's justifeyyye eye eye eyed

    25 Oct 11:16pm Reply
  • TheHandshaker

    best bear out there

    25 Oct 7:19am Reply
  • doki66

    great melodies on the new EP

    24 Oct 11:22pm Reply
  • ilhammaulana

    Mr. Noah is mediocre. But the others 3 songs, MIND BLOWING!!

    24 Oct 5:59pm Reply
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  • Dakota3131

    new EP (^_^)

    24 Oct 10:53am Reply
  • SillyKateFace

    Happy now. ^_^

    24 Oct 8:13am Reply
  • tokyochorus

    yes, gvb is known for liking destroyer, Vatican shadow, etc. Definitely.

    24 Oct 4:45am Reply
  • mateolapiz

    Moving in a pretty cool direction with this new ep. digit

    24 Oct 4:30am Reply
  • atwistedpath

    "I listen to whatever Gorilla vs. Bear tells me to listen to and am overly reactive to criticism of my musical taste, so I choose to troll others in general musician threads in order to feel superior to my peers." - tokyochorus Oh, what fun we're having!

    24 Oct 3:44am Reply
  • tokyochorus

    'I actually listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I claim to be a real person.' - justfetus

    24 Oct 3:23am Reply
  • atwistedpath

    awwwww yis

    24 Oct 3:09am Reply
  • sadeyedprophet

    so much for the safest vibe

    24 Oct 1:42am Reply
  • AliceReid

    I like it, hyped for january

    24 Oct 12:18am Reply
  • AliceReid

    I like Panda Bear and I like shit, I also like that thing yall like, what am I

    24 Oct 12:17am Reply
  • justfetus

    btw, The Dodos are the shit. And so are The Go Team and Radiohead.... As for the new Panda Bear EP, it's pretty good. definitely fun.

    23 Oct 11:28pm Reply
  • hastega

    PBVSGR has a song on it called shadow of the colossus. get hyped. ( 2 )

    23 Oct 11:24pm Reply
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