Chicago dream-pop quartet, Panda Riot, kicked off the summer right with the release of their hypnotizing 7”, “Serious Radical Girls.” Now, they’re kissing summer goodbye with a co-headlining show at the Hideout this Saturday, 9/1.
Panda Riot formed as a duo in Philadelphia and after the release of the bedroom-recorded She Dares All Things, the band moved to Chicago. With the addition of two members bringing bass and drums to the table, last year saw the release of the Far and Near EP. On top of the recently released 7”, Panda Riot is currently working on their new record, Northern Automatic Music.
You can hear a few tracks off of the upcoming record at the Hideout on Saturday along with a promised “crazy R.E.M. cover.” If the new album sounds anything like the dance-infused dreamy rock and ghostly vocals of “Serious Radical Girls,” then we are definitely going to be keeping our eyes and ears on Panda Riot.
Released June 5, on Saint Marie Records, the “Serious Radical Girls” 7” was pressed in a limited edition of 400. Exclusive to vinyl, the digital tracks will only be available with this release, and not through iTunes, Spotify, etc. You can grab a copy from Saint Marie Records’ online store for just $5.50, or support our local record shops by heading out to Saki, Reckless, or Cafe Mustache.
A1) Serious Radical Girls
A2) Golden Age (precursor)
B1) Serious Radical Girls (SPC ECO remix)
The 21+ show kicks off at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia) at 9:00 this Saturday, 9/1. You can pick up tickets at the door or online through Ticketfly for just $8.00. Panda Riot will be sharing the stage and co-headlining the show with local dance rock five-piece, Blane Fonda, who will be playing tracks from their latest album, Foolish Croon.