Panda Bear, a.k.a. Noah Lennox, shared the lush video for his Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper cut, “Tropic of Cancer,” and it’s strange, beautiful, and there’s a cool dog in it to boot. The short, which was directed by Panda Bear’s Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare, follows a family of fancy pandas wearing only the finest silks before they’re attacked by a tough looking German Shepherd in dreamy slow motion. Tare explained how he came to work on the video in a press release:
It’s always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together.
Watch the video for “Tropic of Cancer” above.