Listen: Interview With Panda Bear About Person Pitch

On December 20th 2016 » By Tyler Barstow

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Noah Lennox, the mastermind behind this month’s featured record Person Pitch, to talk about quite a bit more than just the making of the album, though we got to that too. As far as interviews go, I think it ranks at or near the very top of any we’ve ever done. Noah has an incredible depth to him, and his creative process ended up mirroring a great deal of his inner workings as well. He came across as someone who is always constructing and then deconstructing. Someone who is always pushing further into the forest not in search of answers so much as a quiet place for meditation and reflection.

Noah is an incredible talent and this may very well be his best work to date, though that’s the cause of some debate. He’s also a prototype of a new kind of songwriter. One who assembles and curates and synthesizes his spectrum of influences into a literal collage that serves as the backdrop for his own art. And this album found him at a number of foundational crossroads which we all face, sometimes several times, during the course of making those specific choices that shape what our life will eventually be. This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, for sure, but one who is transforming before our ears into something much more than he was when he first set out from New York with his Roland 303 and a one way ticket to Lisbon. This is the sound of a genius in flux, and he did an incredible job in our interview of pulling back the curtain on who that version of himself was.

As always, here’s the quick reminder that you can sign up to get your special edition of Person Pitch if you aren’t already slotted to get one and I hope that you do. Not because I’m selling you on something but because I think it’s important you give this album the time it deserves. Noah is a rare gift and we’re lucky to be living during the time he’s making music. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

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Tyler Barstow

Tyler Barstow

Tyler is the co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please. He lives in Denver and listens to The National a lot more than you do.

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