Animal Collective mush-peddler Panda Bear is one of indie rocks more unlikely heroes, his sui generis sound rocketing from critically acclaimed solo thing in 2007 to pivotal in the D.I.Y universe by 2009, securing a legend at the speed of a dorms DSL connection. The nostalgic, woozy, murky, insularly joyful sound of current Internet obsession chillwave owes everything to Pandas Person Pitch, an album that magically layered samples, intricate harmonies, and Nautica-inspired insecurity in a hazy, gorgeous smearso, uh, what better place to get all bittersweet, misty-eyed, chillaxed, and Beach Boysy than at the damn beach itself? The Beach at Governors Island should provide ample vibes, even to those who dont take vibes seriously. Opening are two bands who owe a little to Pandas melancholy murk: Chill-to-the-core VHS house duo Teengirl Fantasy turn retrofuture woosh into insular house music, and Portugals Gala Drop find wondrous percussion percolating under mystic blankets. With a DJ set from Pandas AC bandmate Avey Tare.
Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m., 2010
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