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How does the word “chillwave” make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn’t make you say “huh?” it probably makes you say “ugh.” We all have a different tolerance for contrived trend genres — for some, the gag reflex is triggered the moment a buzzword is coined; others got so wasted… More »

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab if you haven’t. But it is a new month — the last one of Summer 2011 — so here’s a filtered recap of the month’s finest free MP3s. Use it… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

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Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Alan Palomo Appears In Terrence Malick’s Lawless

Here’s some shots of Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo filming a scene for Terrence Malick’s new film Lawless backstage at Austin’s the Fader Fort alongside Rooney…
Corban Goble | March 21, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Neon Indian @ Museum Of Modern Art (Armory Party), NYC 3/7/12

Last night, MoMA held its annual Armory Party, a highly fancy open bar soiree that doubles as fundraiser for the Museum and “the social event…
Amrit Singh | March 8, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Neon Indian – “Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)”

In celebration of Record Store Day (4/21), Neon Indian will put out a 10'' for Era Extraña single "Hex Girlfriend" which features a remix by…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 9:29 am

Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Neon Indian – “Fallout” Video

The creative forces at Adult Swim roped in Flying Lotus's guy Lifuchs to direct a video for Era Extraña's sumptuous '80s-gaze cinema fare "Fallout," and…
Amrit Singh | February 3, 2012 - 9:57 am

Bon Iver, Neon Indian Set For Flaming Lips Collaborative LP

The Flaming Lips spent their 2011 hooking up with various different artists; during the year, they released collaborative EPs with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 4:45 pm

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Watch Neon Indian Play “Hex Girlfriend” For No One

Today M83 unfurls a stunning cut for the ... (YUCKITY YUCKITY YUCK) No, but seriously. Neon Indian played "Hex Girlfriend" for the For No One
Corban Goble | November 17, 2011 - 4:28 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers'…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Stream Neon Indian’s Era Extraña Mixtape

Some of the people who bought deluxe editions of Neon Indian's Era Extraña album also got a bonus disc that was labeled, simply, "Neon India…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 10:29 am

Neon Indian Triumphantly Return To Jimmy Fallon

The last time Neon Indian played on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, they had something of a moment, with Fallon full-on dorking out for them.
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2011 - 9:08 am

Neon Indian – “Polish Girl” Video

Neon Indian's album Era Extraña is out today, and now we've also got a video for the advance track "Polish Girl." The clip looks almost…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 10:25 am

Neon Indian Era Extraña Comment Party

You’ve heard a bunch of songs from Era Extraña — “Polish Girl,” “Arcade Blues,” “Hex Girlfriend“, maybe even more — and according to the frenzy…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Neon Indian – “Arcade Blues”

We've already heard a handful of tracks from Neon Indian's new album Era Extraña: "Fallout," "Polish Girl," "Hex Girlfriend." Now here's another new one, "Arcade…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2011 - 9:34 am

Neon Indian – “Hex Girlfriend”

We've already heard "Fallout" and "Polish Girl," and now here's another track from Neon Indian's new album Era Extraña. It's a bright, fuzzy bit of…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Watch Neon Indian’s PAL198X Synth Commercial … And Win One Of Your Very Own

Neon Indian will release their sophomore album Era Extraña 9/13 on Static Tongues/Mom + Pop; check out their tracks "Polish Girl" and "Fallout," as well…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2011 - 10:04 am

Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”

The lovelorn "Fallout"'s made the rounds, now there's another serving from Alan Palomo's forthcoming Era Extraña. It's called "Polish Girl," it is about a Polish…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Neon Indian – “Fallout”

Here's the first MP3 from Neon Indian's excellent new LP Era Extraña. As seen over a series of short video-teasers, Alan Palomo holed up i…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2011 - 10:05 am