If this track is any indication (it is, we've heard the whole album), then Panther's still throwing crooked hooks and riffs left and right, but he's also grasping towards gooey, gorgeous guitar music that's the aural equivalent of warm fleece. “Love Is Sold” makes us think of some of the vocal cool-outs in a Yes! song as much as it does Can. Then the solo somewhere between Can and these guys breaks out in the last 16 measures or so and you rest assured that Charles Salas-Humara is the same weird dude who put out Secret Lawns, he's just shed some of the more ornate bits of his musical schizophrenia.
Panther's new album Entropy is out September 29 on Kill Rock Stars.
Panther West Coast dates 2009, or mainly just Portland:
28 Portland, OR, Work/Sound
04 Portland, OR, Slabtown w/ Tanning- Video Premiere Party!
11 Portland, OR, The Artistery w/ Hedgehog, Queen Sea Big Shark, Casino Demon
19 Portland, OR, Backspace w/ Titus Andronicus MFNW
25 Portland, OR, Rotture Supernature
01 Portland, OR, Berbati's Pan w/ The Shaky Hands (Double record release show)
13 Portland, OR, Holocene w/ The Raincoats, Explode Into Colors
05 Oakland, CA, House of Nostromos
06 Los Angeles, CA, The Smell w/ Hawnay Troof, David Scott Stone, The Urxed
07 San Diego, CA, Bar Pink (Free)
08 San Francisco, CA, Hemlock
09 Arcata, CA, Jambalaya