Panda Bear Releases Surprise 'Crosswords' EP

Panda Bear Releases Surprise 'Crosswords' EP
During the promotional push behind this year's excellent Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, Animal Collective member Panda Bear has rolled out a remix EP, plus a Mr Noah EP. Now, he's unveiled yet another EP, this time for the album cut "Crosswords."

Along with an EP mix of the title track, Crosswords includes four tracks: a brand new song called "No Mans Land," a studio recording of the live track "Jabberwocky," and new versions of previously unveiled cuts "The Preakness" and "Cosplay" (the latter number had emerged under the rumoured title "Marijuana Makes My Day").

Like Grim Reaper, the Crosswords EP was produced by Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom. According to a press release, "The EP explores Noah Lennox's alchemical use of earthy base elements and life-affirming 'reports from the front' to conjure up his trademark transports to the Goldilocks zone and comes appropriately enveloped in eye-popping fashion with artwork by Swiss artist Marco Papiro and with custom type-faces by Black Dice's Bjorn Copeland."

Below, check out an animalized visualizer for the track "No Mans Land." For those with Apple Music, the entire EP can be streamed right here.

Crosswords is out digitally right now. CD and vinyl versions will follow on November 13 through Domino, and pre-orders come with an instant download.


1. Crosswords (EP Mix)
2. No Mans Land
3. Jabberwocky
4. The Preakness
5. Cosplay