DUE NORTH

Ex-Salt Laker Carrie Murphy’s Panda & Angel will not be playing near you. Sorry.

Do you know that we have had to cancel the Salt Lake show?” asks Panda & Angels’ Carrie Murphy. [Nope.] “We had to cancel the last week of our tour because our bass player was unable to continue with us.” What the hell—even if they’re not playing the Urban Lounge, might as well see what Murphy’s been up to with this band of hers; she’s a former Salt Laker and a member of one of our burg’s better local bands, Fumamos.
Well, Fumamos was one of Murphy’s Salt Lake City bands. Another was The Jenni Jensens, which ran in the same circle as—and shared members with—Office Party and The Messy Breakups. That little pocket of characteristic SLC local-band incest broke up when Murphy left for Seattle.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t for the usual reasons local bands load up the van and setting out for the great Pacific Northwest. While she does lament the incestuous nature of the Salt Lake City music scene, the fact that you usually see the same people in the same bands at the same clubs, Murphy says she loved it here and her reasons for leaving can be summed up neatly: change of scenery, please and thanks.
“I moved up with someone who was going to school up there,” she says. “And I’d always loved the bands coming out of Seattle. It was just a good excuse to live in a new place and experience a new environment.”
New and drastically different. We all think of Seattle as this rock & roll Mecca where Death Cabs and Sub Pops and Peter Bucks roam wild and music is key if not crucial to (if not responsible for) the city’s economic viability. Consequently, every musician is working and solvent and respected. Right?
Put down the pipe and the dream. The reality is many of Seattle’s successful musicians—if success is to be defined as signed/touring/reviewed or profiled in national music magazines, are tending bar, shampooing and styling, tearing tickets, frothing milk and folding burritos for their fans. Murphy was surprised to see that in this respect, Seattle is a lot like Salt Lake City. The difference is that seeing members of Band of Horses, Visqueen, 764-HERO, and Carissa’s Weird working day jobs just like members of SLC bands only reinforces the idea that success is nebulous, even dubious.
“I never saw success for myself musically,” Murphy says. “I just saw it as something I would do.”
So when she arrived in Seattle, Murphy hooked up with Richard Visick, a friend and former SLC bandmate to form Touchdown Eagle. Over four years, the band played around and made a few waves, not to mention fast, flirty friends with Salt Lake City’s Chubby Bunny (“I love Chubby Bunny,” Murphy effuses. “We have a crush on them”) before Murphy got busy with another band—Panda & Angel.
Initially a quintet, the band signed to esteemed indie label Jade Tree and released their self-titled EP last year. The shoegazy, electronic indie rock has earned them a cool 2600-plus MySpace friends (admittedly, another hazy quantification of achievement) and co-bills or tours with The Elected, Wolf Parade, Crystal Skulls, Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) and Band of Horses—plus a slot on the Jade Tree South by Southwest showcase in Austin this year. That’s all great, but Murphy says Panda & Angel is occupied with more immediate concerns.
First, they must get the band back up to full strength. The bass player was only temporarily lost, but they’ve already had to replace a drummer (with Murphy’s sister and Touchdown Eagle bandmate Kellie) and now must find a new keyboardist to fill the vacancy left by Kara Kikuchi (another former Salt Laker). Murphy and P&A partner Josh Wackerly will play the last five dates of the tour as a duo, then quickly deal with the personnel issues so they can complete and release their debut full-length by fall. Music may just be something Murphy does, but suddenly it’s a priority hobby.
“We don’t wanna sit on [the record] for any longer than we have to.”

PANDA AND ANGEL ON SIRIUS RADIO’S ‘LEFT OF CENTER’


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PANDA & ANGEL recently stopped by the studios of on Sirius Satellite Radio. The band performed live and was interviewed on Left of Center’s Blog Radio hosted by . The recording will at 10PM on Thursday, March 8th.

Remember, the band is still on the US tour that will take them through Austin to play the Jade Tree SXSW Showcase at Lamberts on March 15th.

In the meantime, stop by the band’s page to hear some new demos.

Please refer to the PANDA & ANGEL for the most current info. The remaining dates are listed below.

03/08/2007 Arlington, VA United States @ Murky’s Upstairs
03/09/2007 Charlottesville, VA United States @ Starr Hill
03/10/2007 Greensboro, NC United States @ Glenwood Space
03/11/2007 Atlanta, GA United States @ ISP Space
03/12/2007 Chattanooga, TN United States @ Black Sheep Pub
03/13/2007 Dallas, TX United States @ The Bone Club
03/15/2007 Austin, TX United States @ Lambert’s
03/19/2007 Oklahoma, OK United States @ Conservatory
03/21/2007 Phoenix, AZ United States @ The Paper Heart Gallery
03/23/2007 Los Angeles, CA United States @ Pehr Space
03/25/2007 Upland, CA United States @ The Wire
03/27/2007 San Francisco, CA United States @ The Make-Out Room
03/29/2007 Seattle, WA United States @ The Vera Project
03/30/2007 Portland, OR United States @ Towne Lounge
03/31/2007 Boise, ID United States @ Neurolux
04/01/2007 Salt Lake City, UT United States @ Urban Lounge
04/02/2007 Logan, UT United States @ The Driftwood Venue
04/03/2007 Denver, CO United States @ Larimer Lounge
04/04/2007 Kansas City, MO United States @ Record Bar
04/05/2007 St. Paul, MN United States @ Turf Club
04/06/2007 DeKalb, IL United States @ Otto’s
04/07/2007 Chicago, IL United States @ The Note

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TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

PANDA & ANGEL US TOUR BEGINS TODAY


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PANDA & ANGEL begin an extensive national tour today in Chicago in support of their self titled EP. This will surely be the first opportunity for many fans to see the band live without traveling to the Pacific Northwest, so be there when they roll into town.

Along the way, PANDA & ANGEL will be stopping at the studios of on Sirius Satellite Radio. The band will perform live on Left of Center hosted by . The taping will air at 10PM on Thursday, March 8th. The tour will also take them through Austin to play the Jade Tree SXSW Showcase at Lamberts on March 15th.

In the meantime, stop by the band’s page to hear some new demos.

Please refer to the PANDA & ANGEL for the most current info. The dates are listed below.

02/20/2007 Chicago, IL United States @ Ronny’s
02/21/2007 Bloomington, IN United States @ Bear’s Place
02/22/2007 Indianapolis, IN United States @ Spin Club
02/23/2007 Cleveland Hts, OH United States @ Grog Shop
03/01/2007 Washington, DC United States @ Black Cat Backstage
03/03/2007 New Haven, CT United States @ Rudy’s
03/05/2007 New York, NY United States @ The Cake Shop Manhattan
03/06/2007 Philadelphia, PA United States @ The Khyber
03/08/2007 Arlington, VA United States @ Murky’s Upstairs
03/09/2007 Charlottesville, VA United States @ Starr Hill
03/10/2007 Greensboro, NC United States @ Glenwood Space
03/11/2007 Atlanta, GA United States @ ISP Space
03/12/2007 Chattanooga, TN United States @ Black Sheep Pub
03/13/2007 Dallas, TX United States @ The Bone Club
03/15/2007 Austin, TX United States @ Lambert’s
03/19/2007 Oklahoma, OK United States @ Conservatory
03/21/2007 Phoenix, AZ United States @ The Paper Heart Gallery
03/23/2007 Los Angeles, CA United States @ Pehr Space
03/25/2007 Upland, CA United States @ The Wire
03/27/2007 San Francisco, CA United States @ The Make-Out Room
03/29/2007 Seattle, WA United States @ The Vera Project
03/30/2007 Portland, OR United States @ Towne Lounge
03/31/2007 Boise, ID United States @ Neurolux
04/01/2007 Salt Lake City, UT United States @ Urban Lounge
04/02/2007 Logan, UT United States @ The Driftwood Venue
04/03/2007 Denver, CO United States @ Larimer Lounge
04/04/2007 Kansas City, MO United States @ Record Bar
04/05/2007 St. Paul, MN United States @ Turf Club
04/06/2007 DeKalb, IL United States @ Otto’s
04/07/2007 Chicago, IL United States @ The Note

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TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

PANDA & ANGEL ON TOUR NOW


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PANDA & ANGEL leave today on their first national tour in support of their brand new self titled EP. Please refer to the PANDA & ANGEL for the most current info. The dates are listed below.

10/11/2006 Moscow, ID @ University of Idaho, Student Union Ballroom
10/12/2006 Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
10/13/2006 Logan, Utah @ The Driftwood Venue
10/14/2006 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/16/2006 Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
10/17/2006 Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive
10/18/2006 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
10/19/2006 Denver, CO @ The Vaudeville Mews
10/20/2006 Minneapolis, MN @ The Hexagon
10/24/2006 Chicago, IL @ South Union Arts
10/25/2006 Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
10/26/2006 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy CD and Vinyl (FREE Live In-store)
10/26/2006 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
10/27/2006 Mansfield, OH @ CD Jungle
10/28/2006 Columbus, OH @ Carabar
11/01/2006 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
11/02/2006 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Art Works
11/03/2006 Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
11/06/2006 Washington, DC @ The Kay Basement
11/07/2006 Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head Club
11/08/2006 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/10/2006 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/11/2006 Louisville, KY @ Rudyard Kipling
11/13/2006 Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers Pub
11/15/2006 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/17/2006 Provo, UT @ Starry Night
11/18/2006 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

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TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

PANDA & ANGEL LIVE ON KEXP TODAY


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PANDA & ANGEL will performing songs from their today at 1PM CST on the air at KEXP. For those in the Seattle area you can tune in to 90.3 FM and enjoy. Those in the rest of the world can listen at .

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TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

Please consult the Panda & Angel for current dates.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I]PANDA AND ANGEL[/I] REVIEW

Nothing like gloom to help brighten a Pacific Northwest spring! Not that there’s anything wrong with that when it comes from Seattle upstarts Panda & Angel. They bring a little shoegazer to roost here in Puget Sound on their self-titled debut EP on indie stalwart label Jade Tree, and as if to fill the hole created by recently defunct Denali, Panda & Angel harkens to the sound of Lush with a more aggressive bent.

The key to shoegazer was that although the distortion and wall-to-wall sound that defines the genre is what people associate with it, it is really the melody that drives the songs through the noise. Panda & Angel get that, and the opening track "Mexico" lilts with a gentle melody that slowly morphs into a rumble as Carrie Murphy’s vocals rise above the din. The guitars are joined by a variety of instruments that give it a bit of a Lush-meets-Joan of Arc feel. While "Mexico" has an almost uplifting tone, "Dangerous" is more desperate and takes its cue from My Bloody Valentine with monotone vocals over clashing guitars. The tension builds across the song as Carrie sings you wish you could take it back/wanting something you can’t have as Josh Ackerley’s guitar hammers away. The juxtaposition of "Dangerous" with a song like "China" exhibits the dynamic range of Panda & Angel, where the roaring guitar and monotone vocals are replaced by a quietly strummed guitar and gentle, hushed vocals where Carrie warns that I’m going to move to China/and disappear. The strongest points for Panda & Angel lie in the melodies they construct over the tumult. "Ohio December 24th" demonstrates that fully with a flourishing musicality of strings, guitar, chimes and other knick-knacks. This spreads into "A Thousand Whispers" that has a Liz Phair-type melody wrapped in a thick shoegazing racket as if Liz grew up in England rather than the States. The song glides back and forth from a quiet, plucked guitar line to an all out onslaught from all direction, yet never loses itself in the noise, a tricky thing to do sometimes when you have a propensity for sonic detonations.

Panda & Angel dance a fine line between the distortion that wraps many of the songs and a gentle melody the drives them. If their debut EP is any indication, they can navigate this border with a deftness that is beyond their brief existence as a band. Maybe all the dark and grey gets to people more than we want to admit, but with upstart bands like Panda & Angel and Mon Frere, at least Seattle can boast a resurgent indie music scene.

PANDA & ANGEL "PANDA & ANGEL" CD EP (JT1114) OUT TODAY


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Jade Tree is pleased to announce the release of PANDA & ANGEL‘s first EP release today. On this EP, the Seattle band paints a passively angst-filled portrait of lovelorn, heartache and loneliness. PANDA & ANGEL combine the sedated dissonance of early Low and Chan Marshall (Cat Power) with the melancholy-filled distortion of My Bloody Valentine and the stark truth of PJ Harvey. Anchored by the haunting and hypnotic voice of Carrie Murphy (Touchdown Eagle), PANDA & ANGEL‘s EP offers a heavy-hearted perspective on losing one’s way and ultimately starting anew. The end result is a poignant memoir of melancholic regret, cathartic revelations and vibrant but tempered pop orchestrations. PANDA & ANGEL is available today.

In other recent P&A news, the band recently finished a West Coast tour, winding through much of California before returning home to Seattle. The band will be playing select dates throughout Washington in August, including a CD release show on in Seattle. Joining P&A on the 5th is S, with a full US tour soon to be announced.

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TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

"Panda & Angel crew ably crank out songs that are equally upbeat and infectious." -

"In simple terms, their sound is very moving, their music can move from delicate melodies and vocals into a wall of graceful distortion in the blink of an eye." -SKATTERBRAIN

"Panda and Angel’s self-titled EP is packed with all of the familiar, icy heartache and loneliness of their live show." -SEATTLE WEEKLY

"Panda & Angel dance a fine line between the distortion that wraps many of the songs and a gentle melody the drives them. If their debut EP is any indication, they can navigate this border with a deftness that is beyond their brief existence as a band. Maybe all the dark and grey gets to people more than we want to admit, but with upstart bands like Panda & Angel, at least Seattle can boast a resurgent indie music scene." – THREE IMAGINARY GIRLS: SEATTLE’S INDIE-POP PRESS

Please consult the Panda & Angel for current dates.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I] PANDA AND ANGEL [/I]ARTICLE

Mansfield, Ohio: An otherwise unassuming town in the Appalachian foothills, Josh Wackerly’s one-time home is now the motivation for his latest indie project, Panda & Angel. A recent Northwest transplant, Wackerly gleaned inspiration for the Seattle-based group while working with a Mansfield drug dealer, Panda, and his girlfriend Angel. “I started writing songs about the couple, and then wanted to call the band that,” notes Wackerly.

Joined by Touchdown Eagle vocalist Carrie Murphy, drummer Zaun Zehner, bassist Laura Enderle and key master Kara Kikuchi, on the group’s upcoming self-titled release, Panda & Angel retell the tragic true-life tale of two junkies from the Midwest.

“Mexico,” the CD’s slow-moving opener, deftly navigates themes of star-crossed love: “Daylight is breaking over the shore / I’ll gather the pieces and hide them away / For my love is leaving me now.” Murphy continues in careful whispers — “If I had known that I’d miss you so much, I just would’ve stayed” — as horn-filled crescendos build to the song’s end. Unwilling to let the track fade away quietly, Panda & Angel clash strings, samples and distortion to ride out the tune’s final moments in a blaze of glory.
As a whole, the Panda & Angel project is a mish mash of vibrant vocal harmonies and experimental musical arrangements. In Cat Power-Denali-Metal Hearts tradition, Murphy’s tightly drawn moan is both seductive and repellant, proving opposites do attract. A balancing act, Wackerly’s folk guitar envelopes Murphy’s mesmeric voice like a warm blanket, offering just enough pop to keep each track moving briskly in the right direction. Underneath, bursts of Zehner’s break-beats, Kikuchi’s enchanting keys and a smattering of jangly electronic riffs add a dollop of sugar to an otherwise simple, straightforward folk album.

Such is the case on “Dangerous.” Panda & Angel build beautifully layered melodies over crunchy beats, 8-bit samples and the symphonic addition of countless instrumental accompaniments. Far the band’s roudiest track, Murphy makes use of the distortion by spitting out rhymes on addiction and obsession: “It’s a dangerous place to be / Wanting something you can’t have / Makes you feel sick / I’m in a room where I construct a face that hides what I really crave.” Whether lyrically biographical, or merely another anecdote of Wackerly’s junkies, “Dangerous” presents the band in its rawest and truest form (no surprise it was label Jade Tree’s first pick for the group’s single release).

“Ohio December 24th” rounds out the narrative of Ohio’s Panda and Angel, revisiting the couple’s somber story of love and addiction under Murphy’s sincere vocal swell. In the disc’s most honest moment, Murphy sings: “Before the pills I loved you more / Had myself shifting from hand to sleep to arm / That final breath you drew beside my sunken chest and your dead heart.” The emotion is so palpable, that for a brief moment it overtakes the music and takes on a life of its own.

Seriousness aside, the Panda & Angel crew ably crank out songs that are equally upbeat and infectious. “Following the Death of Her” traipses along comfortably and “A Thousand Whispers,” the troupe’s ambient closer, builds on spacy, Mac-generated threads to create the perfect stargazer anthem.

But Panda & Angel’s most memorable material still comes from the band’s exploration of the austere, rapping on loneliness, suicide and drug addiction with the authority of those who have lived it. And it’s during these moments that the boys and girls of Panda & Angel are at their best — sincere, sad, haunting and beautiful all at the same time.

PANDA & ANGEL [I]Mexico[/I] Review

This Seattle-based group is a little bit twee and a little bit emo, which makes ”Mexico” an exemplar of the just-coined twee-mo movement. A highlight from the quintet’s debut self-titled six-song EP, the song slowly blooms from an acoustic torch whisper to an elegant march across four-and-a-half minutes. Singer-guitarist’s Carrie Murphy’s direct vocals casually cut to the core of a deep-seated regret, ”If I had known that I’d miss you so much, I just would have stayed,” before she’s lifted by a trumpet-wafting denouement.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK!

We’ve really been waiting for this one – already an office favourite, receiving a countless amount of plays in the last few weeks, it’s a pleasure to be finally able to share our love of a band we know almost nothing about. Going under the peculiarly obtuse moniker ?°»Panda & Angel’, this US band blend together years of classic indie music to create what I’d like to describe as the perfect indie record?°¦ yeah ok I’m exaggerating, but I love this record. Opening with the slow build of ?°»Mexico’, the first thing you notice is the honest and stark vocals from frontwoman Carrie Murphy. She comes across like a cross between Lush and Cat Power but at the same time sounding like neither. I’ve seen comparisons made to My Bloody Valentine and Lali Puna also, but although there are definite nods towards the shoegazers in stand-out track ?°»Dangerous’, I’d rather compare this to early Breeders – you know, when they were highly charged and addictive with songs that just dared you not to press that repeat button. ?°»Dangerous’ is a real classic in every sense of the word, as soon as I’d heard it I knew it back to front, rarely does music stick so long in the consciousness but this has all the hallmarks of a true classic. If you’re into Low, Calexico, the Throwing Muses, the Cocteau Twins, Slowdive?°¦ well frankly if you’re into good quality guitar music, then there’s just no chance you won’t fall in love. BUY!

PANDA & ANGEL S/T (Jade Tree)

Seattle’s Panda & Angel have that soft, squishy kind of name that denotes a fey, twee kind of indie rock. Opening track "Mexico" starts off in that vein, but after lulling the ear for two minutes, the track suddenly turns and smacks you across the face with crashing guitars and pummeling cymbals. The rest of the EP takes a similar approach — stroking the ear and then biting it. The vocals of Carrie Murphy (Touchdown Eagles) underpin the whole affair. Her quiet yet authoritative voice is reminiscent of Cat Power’s Chan Marshall. This EP is a beautiful, powerful sample that will have you reaching for the repeat button on the stereo.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I]PANDA AND ANGEL[/I] REVIEW

Panda & Angel, fronted by Carrie Murphy, sing haunting and hypnotic songs (some with orchestral pop stylings) dealing with losing one’s way and ultimately starting anew. The band was formed in Seattle by Carrie Murphy (of Touchdown Eagle) and Josh Wackerly. The two wrote some songs together, added Laura Enderle, Kara Kikuchi, and Zaun Zehner and are releasing their first self-titled effort on Jade Tree. The songs are sad, and the songwriting is top-notch. Tales of love lost, heartache and lonliness that are fragile and emotionally charged.

The origins fit the subject matter as the band actually took their name from a drug-addicted couple living in Mansfield, Ohio, hometown of Wackerly, Enderle, Zehner.

Panda And Angel: "Dangerous"

One of Jade Tree’s most recent signings, Panda And Angel are finally ready to drop their self-titled EP, which will see a release on July 25th. Panda and Angel is a relatively new collaboration between Carrie Murphy of Touchdown Eagle, Josh Wackerly of S and several other members. In simple terms, their sound is very moving, their music can move from delicate melodies and vocals into a wall of graceful distortion in the blink of an eye. That’s what makes this band very interesting to me though, songs with large expansive crescendos always get me and Panda and Angel have got ‘em down. I’ve absolutely in love with this song from their upcoming EP:

[MP3]: Panda And Angel :: Dangerous (Highly Rec’d)
The song starts out with a bubbley beeps and pops and then a low lying guitar line comes in and it’s a only a matter of seconds until Panda and Angel turn on the distortion and set the song in motion. But the wave distortion leaves as quickly as it came and gives way to a tempo change and handclaps! I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like some perfectly placed handclaps can take a song from good to amazing just like that. But no, they don’t stop at handclaps, after a few more movements through the song, a definite buildup begins that eventually leads the explosive ending I was hoping for the whole time.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I]PANDA AND ANGEL[/I] REVIEW

New band from Seattle. I have to say, Seattle has a lot of interesting new bands with sophisticated texture in the past years or so. Panda & Angel is another sweet adition to that growing list. Take their first public track ?°»Dangerous’ from soon to be release first ?°»Panda & Angel’ EP, it has soft ambient opening hook, a shoegazer guitar riff, and Carrie Murphy’s voice. Overall, it sounds like a pretty child of 80’s new wave and shoegazer with some electronica sensibility. Well behaved, but not quite right. Yumm?°¦

To achieve the rich sound texture, Panda & Angel’ crew size is practically an army division, with enough programmers to fill a small Microsoft far east office. Here is the list: Carrie Murphy (vocals, guitar), Josh Wackerly (guitar, electronics), Kara Kikuchi (keyboards, samples), Laura Enderle (bass, samples), Zaun Zehner (drums, electronics), Holly ashinhurst (cello), penny Chilton (saw). They could use more practice time for tighter corners tho’. But hey, it’s their first EP.

Look for mid summer release, could be season’s favorite.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I]PANDA AND ANGEL[/I] REVIEW

Although the grunge influence has waned and more diverse music is emanating from the Northwest, there is plenty of angst left in the Seattle music scene. Panda & Angel do their best to lament heartache and loneliness on their self-titled EP for Jade Tree. The band recorded six tracks in Seattle’s famed Avast Studios (The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney) and are set for a West Coast to support the EP, which has a release date of July 25th. Despite the melancholy lyrics on tunes like Dangerous, one has to think life is pretty good for these guys right now.

PANDA & ANGEL "PANDA & ANGEL" CD EP (JT1114) PRE-ORDER INFO & MP3


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On their first release for Jade Tree, Seattle’s PANDA & ANGEL paints a passively angst-filled portrait of lovelorn, heartache and loneliness. PANDA & ANGEL’s eponymous, introductory EP combines the sedated dissonance of early LOW and CHAN MARSHALL (Cat Power) with the melancholy-filled distortion of MY BLOODY VALENTINE and the stark truth of PJ HARVEY. Anchored by the haunting and hypnotic voice of Carrie Murphy (TOUCHDOWN EAGLE), Panda & Angel (JT1114) offers a heavy-hearted perspective on losing one’s way and ultimately starting anew. The end result is a poignant memoir of melancholic regret, cathartic revelations and vibrant but tempered pop orchestrations.

Panda & Angel will be released on July 25th and is now available for .

TRACK LISTING:

1. Mexico
2.
3. China
4. Ohio December 24th
5. Following the Death of Her
6. A Thousand Whispers

Please consult the Panda & Angel for current dates.

PANDA AND ANGEL [I]PANDA AND ANGEL[/I] REVIEW

Panda and Angel deserves credit for a pretty cool name. How often do pandas and angels get put together? Pandas are cute to look at but if you get too close and I can almost guarantee you that you will be soon missing some flesh. Maybe that is just how this band is. This Seattle band uses a copius amount of guitars, a sprinkle of electronics and the angelic, but probably more close to a pure evil sounding, voice of Carrie Murphy. “Dangerous” is my choice, and probably the stongest mp3, of the lot below.