Chicago outfit Panda Riot are one of those bands that I found via the Jon In The Morning show on KEXP when I was still office based in Edinburgh. Nothing new or groundbreaking about their sound. Like quite a few bands at the time they must have been listening to a lot of My Bloody Valentine and fucking about with effects pedals and drum machines. I liked what I heard enough to delve a bit deeper and sought out the debut cd, She Dares All Things a collection of tracks recorded in their bedrooms which is actually pretty good.
I sort of left it at that as it appeared that they had disbanded as nothing new appeared from them until a single last year which was too costly due to the shipping from the States and earlier this year they released a second album which sounds quite good from the samples on Amazon, good enough for me to order the album.
Here is a track from that 2007 album.
Panda Riot – Suspense Kiss