Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Release date: 11.10.2010

Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, Gold Panda’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however.

Lucky Shiner’s the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”.

Track List:
1. You
2. Vanilla Minus
3. Parents
4. Same Dream China
5. Snow & Taxis
6. Before We Talked
7. Marriage
8. I’m With You But I’m Lonely
9. After We Talked
10. India Lately
11. You

“The glittering snap and pop of modern r&b is Gold Panda’s starting
point, but it then elegantly erupts in random directions, taking in
minimal techno, ambient and folktronica.” Mojo ‘Electronica Album of the

“one of the year's best” The Guardian

“Lucky Shiner is gloriously unfettered by musical shackles” Mixmag

“one of Britain’s brightest music hopes” The Independent on Sunday

“Reminiscent of old-school Four Tet and new-school Caribou, Lucky Shiner’s 11 songs segue effortlessly into one another to create a
densely-layered danceable classic that will be referenced for years to
come.” Dazed & Confused

“Jaw-droppingly good” DJ

Vanilla Minus
Same Dream China
Snow And Taxis
Before We Talked
I'm With You But I'm Lonely
After We Talked
India Lately