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Watch Neon Indian perform “Hex Girlfriend” live on For No One TV

By November 22, 2011No Comments

VIDEO: “Polish Girl” (Dir. by Tim Nackashi)

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 was released on September 13th 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.

Tour Dates

11/17 – Hare & Hounds / Birmingham, UK
11/18 – Day & Night / Manchester, UK
11/19 – Cooler / Bristol, UK
11/21 – Paradiso / Amsteram, Holland
11/22 – Point Ephmere / Paris, France
11/23 – Silencio / Paris, France
11/24 – Magnet / Berlin, Germany
11/25 – Meat Factory / Prague / Czech Republic
11/26 – Radio on3 Festival / Munich, Germany
12/01 – Bardot / Art Basel Miami, FL
12/31 – Lights All Night / Dallas, TX
02/24 – Prince Bandroom MELBOURNE, Australia
02/25 – Rocket Bar ADELAIDE, Australia
02/26 – Perth International Arts Festival PERTH, Australia
02/29 – Neverland Bar GOLD COAST, Australia
03/01 – Woodland BRISBANE, Australia
03/02 – The Standard SYDNEY, Australia
03/03 – Playground Weekender 2012 Festival Del Rio Riverside Resort, NSW Australia

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

Track Listing:

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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