Video: Animal Collective's Panda Bear on Daft Punk (No Masks)
Noah would ask the duo to remix an Animal Collective song and a track off his solo album. That never happened. But then...
Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, and founding member of Animal Collective, first heard Daft Punk late one night on MTV. It was that robot-fueled Michel Gondry-directed music video for "Around The World." Noah and his band would draw inspiration from the techno titans (their masks, for one—"a way to make the music happen in a natural way without feeling like it was really us up there," he says). Later, Noah would ask the duo to remix an Animal Collective song and a track off his solo album. That never happened. Then, a year and a half later, he got the call from Paris: did he want to work on "something." That something turned out to be singing on a track from the Punk's new Random Access Memories. One problem: he only had three days to create something from scratch, but “at the last moment we came up with something that we all liked.” The track is called “Doin’ It Right.” Noah, who doesn't wear a mask much anymore, talks about the record in a new mini promo doc about the album by Creators Project.
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