Animal Collective: FloriDada

They’re back! Animal Collective’s new animated track “FloriDada” strips away the drone passages and layers of reverbs and aims for something more up-close—almost a cappella like, with some accompaniment from squelchy synths. “Everything seems drenched in reverb these days, and is so distant,” David “Avey Tare” Portner tells Rolling Stone. “In a way, it was a reaction to that.” Painting With, which marks Animal Collective’s …

Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix

Across nine studio albums with Animal Collective and five solo albums under the moniker Panda Bear, Noah Lennox has contributed unprecedented dimension and layers to the music world’s cumulative consciousness. After creating a recent Sirius XMU Mix—now released on Soundcloud—Lennox makes clear that his taste in music is equally broad. From the rising choirs of playlist opener “Like a Ship (Without a Sail)” to the …