Open Your Eyes For New Eye-Catching PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM Video

5 August 2022


(Artwork new album)

American multi-instrumentalist Noah Benjamin Lennox better know as
PANDA BEAR and equally musical centipede Peter Kember aka SONIC BOOM
(co-founder of Spacemen 3) worked together again. The result is a new album,
titled Reset. It’s inspired by Kember’s collection of records from the ’50s and ’60s
and comes out on 12 August.

And here’s the second bright-coloured taster, named EDGE OF THE EDGE.

Open your eyes for the accompanying clip below.

PANDA BEAR: Instagram
SONIC BOOM: Instagram

Waking Up With… New Pop Earworm By PANDA BEAR And SONIC BOOM

Works faster than caffeine

14 July 2022

American multi-instrumentalist Noah Benjamin Lennox better know as PANDA BEAR and equally musical centipede Peter Kember aka SONIC BOOM (co-founder of Spacemen 3) worked together on several occasions and did it once again recently with a new album, titled Reset as the result. It’s inspired by Kember’s collection of records from the ’50s
and ’60s and comes out on 12 August.

Ahead of it comes the first single GO ON. A featherlight pop earworm
featuring a sample of Give It To Me, a 1967 hit for legends The Troggs.

Listen to the beats…

PANDA BEAR: Instagram
SONIC BOOM: Instagram

Psychedelic Blues Sketches – SONIC BOOM Back After 30 Years With ‘ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL’ Album

4 October 2020

Artist: Peter Kember aka SONIC BOOM
Who: Singer/musician/producer who worked in recent years with MGMT, Panda Bear
and Beach House among others. He’s best known as the co-founder of sound-exploring band Spacemen 3 (1982-1991), with the brilliant Jason Pierce who started his own project Spiritualized afterward.

Album: All Things Being Equal – first longplayer
in 30 years with his Sonic Boom project
Released: 7 June 2020

Info: “It’s a meditative, mathematical record concerned with the interconnectedness of memory, space, consumerism, consciousness—everything. Through regenerative stories told backwards and forwards, Kember explores dichotomies zen and fearsome, reverential of his analog toolkit and protective of the plants and trees that support our lives.”

Pitchfork wrote: “On his first proper solo album in 30 years, the Spacemen 3 cofounder ruminates on mortality and transcendence over a glowing bed of analog synths… Pete Kember has been playing more or less the same song for almost 40 years. It’s built on blues swagger, but slowed down until it sways. It’s informed both lyrically and melodically by minimalism, insisting on simplicity. And though it throbs like techno, it’s directed at the head, not the feet or anywhere in between. It’s both solipsistic and psychedelic, urging listeners to travel into their own depths and welcome the joy and despair they might find there.” Full review here.

Peter Kember: “I never really planned to make a lot of records. I never really had an urge
to make lots of records, but I did want to be happy and solid in all the records that I put out.”

Turn Up The Volume: “Ladies and gentlemen
we are floating in blues space over and over.”

Stream/buy album here…


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SONIC BOOM: Facebook

(Kember pic – FB Sonic Boom)

Psychedelic Act THE PINK ELEPHANTS Cover SONIC BOOM – Here’s ‘ANGEL…

5 February 2020

THE PINK ELEPHANTS is the psychedelic project of Ottawa based artist Peter
McNestry
working with collaborators from Athens, Austin and the UK. They just
shared a cover of SONIC BOOM aka Peter Kember, who also was the co-founder
of psych legends Spacemen 3, with Jason Pierce (mastermind of Spiritualized), and
who formed Spectrum later on. As a producer he worked with bands such as MGMT, Panada Bear and Beach House.

THE PINK ELEPHANTS picked SONIC BOOM track ANGEL (released in 1989) to cover. Compared to the original their version is spacier and more tranquilizing with layers of synths creating an atmospheric and symphonic euphony that transfers you to never-
never land. The overall vibe is mind-relaxing, moony and transcendent. Great  score!

Drift away right here…

Here’s the original…

THE PINK ELEPHANTS: Facebook