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Neon Indian announces details of new double A-side limited 7″ single, only avail. at indie record stores

By August 17, 2011No Comments

Neon Indian will be releasing their new album, Era Extraña, on September 13th 2011. Three weeks prior to release, on August 23rd 2011, many of the finest independent record shops across the country will be selling an exclusive double A-side 7″ with album tracks (“Polish Girl”/”Fallout”) for $2! That’s the front cover art above. It’s limited to 2000 copies and will only be available at independent record stores – the release is in conjunction with Record Store Day. Below you can find a complete list of stores that will be carrying the single. (Purchase the 7″ and you will receive a coupon for $2 off the full length). Also, swing by Other Music in NYC on the day of release (9/13) from 6pm to 8pm for a DJ set from Alan Palomo.

Neon Indian also recently announced the launch of its own exclusive mini-synth, which is available as part of a deluxe pre-order package for Era Extraña – read more about it on Pitchfork or refer to the official press release which you can find here.


Neon Indian is the brainchild of Alan Palomo, who’s 2009 debut record Psychic Chasms not only earned the 20 year-old a spot on numerous year-end lists, but assisted the forming of a genre that, though known by a few names now (hypnagogic pop, glo-fi, chillwave), summoned a very unique and specific electro-mangled sound. Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and SPIN all praised Palomo for his adventurous new sound, and he was tapped to perform at top festivals like South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch and also scored opening slots for bands ranging from Massive Attack and The Flaming Lips to Phoenix and Chromeo. Written and recorded last winter in an efficiency apartment in Helsinki, Finland during its short solstice days, Era Extraña was ice sculpted from arpeggiated synth-scapes and scribbled journal entries made during his stint there alone in constant solitude. “It’s the closest you can get to feeling like you’re at the edge of the earth,” he says. “And there were moments where I lost sight of what I was really there to do.” Era Extraña is slated for a September 13th release on Palomo’s own Static Tongues imprint in conjunction with Mom + Pop Music in the United States, Transgressive Records in the United Kingdom and Europe, Dine Alone in Canada, Arts&Crafts in Mexico, Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia and Big Nothing Records in Japan.

Watch!! ….”HEART : DECAY” Part two of the haunted three-part instrumental which runs throughout Era Extraña.


9/09 Long Island, NY Quicksilver Pro New York Music Festival
9/13 New York, NY Other Music (DJ Set) 6pm
9/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
9/16 Washington DC – Rock ‘n Roll Hotel
9/17 Carrboro, NC – Local 506
9/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
9/20 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *
9/21 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
9/22 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
9/23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
9/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
9/26 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
9/27 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
9/30 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
10/1 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop * ^
10/3 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
10/4 Vancouver, BC – Venue *
10/5 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe *
10/7 Boise, ID – Reef * ^
10/8 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge * ^
10/10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
10/12 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar * ^
10/13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry * ^
10/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall * ^
10/15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop * ^
10/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick * ^
10/18 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * ^
10/19 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^
10/21 New York, NY – Webster Hall ^
11/05 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
12/01 Miami, FL – Bardot Miami

* = w/ Com Truise
^ = w/ Purity Ring

Neon Indian :: Era Extraña
(Static Tongues / Mom & Pop Music)
Street Date: Sept. 13, 2011

  1. Heart: Attack
  2. Polish Girl
  3. Blindside Kiss
  4. Hex Girlfriend
  5. Heart: Decay
  6. Fall Out
  7. Era Extraña
  8. Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)
  9. Future Sick
  10. Suns Irrupt
  11. Heart: Release

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