Carrots (song)

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Single by Panda Bear and Excepter
from the album Person Pitch
Released January 23, 2007
Format Split 12" single
Label Paw Tracks
Songwriter(s) Panda Bear
Panda Bear singles chronology
(2007) Bro's2007
(2007) String Module Error: Match not found2007
Take Pills
(2007) Take Pills2007
Excepter singles chronology
(2007) String Module Error: Match not found2007

Carrots/KKKKK is a split record between Excepter and Animal Collective member Panda Bear. It was limited to 1,000 copies. This is Panda Bear's third single for his 2007 album Person Pitch.

Song information[edit]

"Carrots" consists of two sections: "Good Girl" and "Carrots". "Good Girl" lasts for the first four and a half minutes, and then segues into "Carrots", which itself consists of two separate sections, the last one starting at the eight minute mark. The first section contains a sample of "Radio Calcutta #2" from the Sublime Frequencies album "Radio India: The Eternal Dream Of Sound". The second part contains samples of "Enter the Dragon" by Lee "Scratch" Perry and "Someday" by Kylie Minogue, and the last section of the song contains a sample taken from Kraftwerk's song "Ananas Symphonie" ("Pineapple Symphony") from their 1973 album Ralf und Florian. The interplay between the song's three movements illustrates a statement made by Panda in an interview on Ma Fama radio, in which he discussed the idea of performing songs the way a DJ would play records, blending samples that have different BPM which would result in discordant polyrhythms.

Excepter's side contains fragments of two live versions of "Knock Knock," whose lyrics are inspired by the traditional folk song illustrated on the sleeve, "King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O".

Track listing[edit]

Side A - "Carrots":

  1. "Good Girl"
  2. "Carrots"

Side B - "KKKKK":

  1. "Lypse 2"
  2. "Who's There"
  3. "Knock Knock"
  4. "Jrone (Four)"
  5. "O Rly?"

External links[edit]

1Interview and performance on Ma Fama radio