AOTY 2019

A Day With the Homies

Panda Bear - A Day With the Homies
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2018 Ratings: #566
January 12, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
Domino / Label
Neo-Psychedelia / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!
The lyrics are murky — there are none of the plainspoken tales of domesticity that Lennox used to specialize in — but the burbling soundscapes and soaring pop melodies are gorgeous.
80
Drowned in Sound

If A Day with the Homies was a day this reviewer could live over and over, it would be a day well spent. These five songs illustrate the beauty behind a constant movement, instead of dreaming up a desired fate or meaning.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

A Day with the Homies is a generous record, littered with gestures of friendship. The music is pleasant and simple, the melodies nurturing and whole. Panda Bear is spending time with his influences and his past selves here.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

An “EP” in name, A Day with the Homies is an LP in length and ideas; another solid release in a brilliant catalog.

70
AllMusic

The release is best summed up as stream-of-consciousness bubblegum pop, seldom committing to an idea for very long, but still maintaining a driving sense of excitement.

70
Under The Radar
This is a fun record that's looking for a place in a crate on the way to a social setting, or some spintime on an afternoon hang with the homies. Whatever the occasion, the latest from Panda Bear will lighten the mood.
70
No Ripcord

With A Day With the Homies, Lennox is a long way towards finalizing his festival sets for the summer.

66
Pitchfork

Noah Lennox’s vinyl-only EP is a curious world apart, smeared with color and couched in his characteristic wordplay and deadpan humor.

55
Spectrum Culture

A Day with the Homies doesn’t contain proper songs so much as meandering, low-key sketches.

Pitchkrof
65
it's aight
starts out pretty well but starts to fall apart after Shepard Tone
DukeEman
NR
This is for the 2019 Digital Remix release as PB just goes through the motions with the only difference being the digital remix (whatever that means), but this Bear can take a shit in the woods and I'll still call it psychedelia pop art...
ShoegazeJake
80
An organic and free-flowing EP which preaches friendship and good vibes.
90
Strongest work since Person Pitch. Don't shortchange yourself and buy the EP. My favorite tracks from Panda Bears' sets from the last couple of years were from here (he usually plays 4 out of 5). While "Day with the Homies" is arguably less complex and layered than than the gold standard of Person Pitch, it's bass and beat-heavy, hearkening to the good old days of '90's electronica. This means it's eminently danceable. The Wilsonesque vocals are as present as ever, but we also get ... read more
hhh
70
It was good, but nothing special, Also very difficult to find.
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Track List

  1. Flight
  2. Part of the Math
  3. Shepard Tone
  4. Nod to the Folks
  5. Sunset
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