Pan announces new LP, featured in surfing documentary
Columbia post-rock champions Pan are at work on a new LP, the follow-up to last year’s enormous, riff-fueled Post Rock Is Not Dead EP (available for free download). The band entered the studio this month to start work on the album, which may or may not be as long-winded as its name, These Are the Things I Love and I Want to Share Them With You.
The band has thus far released video performances of two tracks slated for the record — “The Rhode Island Lucky Few” (featured below) and “Joe Phrazier.” The songs suggest that Pan won’t venture far from their current path. They both maintain the bittersweet melodies and skyrocketing riffs that defined Post Rock, though it seems the band’s sound is somehow getting larger, a welcome enhancement to an already powerful attack. The album is set for release on Mar. 7.
In other Pan news, the band will be featured on the DirecTV surfing documentary Gone Until December. Two songs from the band’s EP will be used in the 10-part, 3D series. While surfing isn’t the first (or thirtieth) thing I think of when listening to Pan, their songs are sure to make the experience even more epic. —Jordan Lawrence