Boomkat Product Review:
Noah Lennox heats up his Beach Boys schtick with gritty swing beats and some more surprising, noisily technoid detours in A Day With The Homies, holding his 1st new material since 2015 and heralding Panda Bear’s 2018 Europe + America tour dates.
A Day With The Homies starts out with a ruddy pop alacrity in Flight, fading into dusk with an extended passage of field recordings, then undermines expectations with the distorted guitar contrails and swaggering glam big beat of Part of the Math.
On Shepard Tone, he first comes off like one of Martin Hannett’s noisy studio experiments, but the song gradually blooms into a sort of experimental breakbeat hymn, with the title presumably referring to its illusive, floating vocal pitches. Nod To The Folks follows thru with a chunky cosmic pop chug and mad air raid sirens to the hot-stepping mix of skittish swing beat, harmonised pop vox and D&B style stabs on Sunset, which seems to finish off with a synth line imitating the “snooooop” off Snoop & Pharell’s Drop It Like It’s Hot. Go figure.