A Day With the Homies

Panda Bear - A Day With the Homies
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Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2018 Ratings: #477
January 12, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
Domino / Label
Neo-Psychedelia / Genres
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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.
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.

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.

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.


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.

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.
No Ripcord

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


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

Spectrum Culture

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

it's aight
starts out pretty well but starts to fall apart after Shepard Tone
This is one of the lesser releases in Panda Bear's impeccable catalog, but it is still a quietly wonderful EP. If anything, the fact that this is one of his less exciting releases only speaks to just how consistent his music has been for the last two decades. Noah's peculiar, beautiful sense of melody is still firmly intact, and the mix of electronic and organic sounds, reverb, and Noah's own beautiful vocals means that this EP still sounds like nothing in the world but Panda Bear. However, ... read more
Animal Collectives Panda Bear’s latest EP feels like a continuation of the Neo-Psychedelia LP Painting With, with a similar production style throughout. A Day With the Homies is as crisp and punchy as anything Noah has released prior, with production that even verges on Hip Hop at parts. The vinyl only EP is not as adventurous or daring as one would wish from a member of Animal Collective, but Noah captures the sound and vision he was going for very well. It makes for a very enjoyable ... read more
Panda back with more electronic dream pop repetition, with his honey sweet vocal melodies. LOVE sunset & shepard tone. Good stuff!!!

SUNSET is a classic panda tune, great track.

All the rips of this that I've managed to find don't sound as nice and clean as the actual vinyl, so if you've only heard the mp3's and you like this then you should probably get the vinyl.
A Day with the Homies shows Noah, shockingly, return back to more adventurous territory, sounding more like Person Pitch than he has since 2007. It's a pop record, and a good one at that. I only wish the track order was more carefully arranged. Maybe Tomboy and PBVGR was just a decade-long phase after all.

Favorite Tracks: Shepard Tone, Part of the Math, Flight
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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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Added on: November 21, 2017