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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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Neon Indian, Das Racist, CREEP Model Mishka

NYC-based label Mishka just released their lookbook for Spring 2011, and as with past lookbooks they recruited their favorite bands to model. Included in thi…
jessica | February 24, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Inaugural Governors Ball Coming To NYC

Organizers just announced the lineup for the first ever Governors Ball Festival in New York City on Governor's Island, of course. The festival takes place…
jessica | February 23, 2011 - 9:51 am
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Wayne Coyne And Neon Indian Take Acid, Collaborate

No longer just a tease: Wayne Coyne and Neon Indian's Alan Palomo have been hinting at a collaboration between their bands over Twitter, and it…
jessica | January 31, 2011 - 12:26 pm
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@WayneCoyne Teases Neon Indian Collab

From the cesspool of hashtags, overshares, and lunch-order updates that is Twitter comes a little something worth shining a light on, via the frequently follow-worthy…
Amrit Singh | January 20, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Neon Indian Covers T. Rex

I'm used to people covering Neon Indian, but here's chillwave's biggest Marc Bolan fan putting his spin on T. Rex's "Children Of The Revolution." The…
brandon | December 13, 2010 - 10:03 am
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Neon Indian – “Mind, Drips” Video

IFC.com just premiered Neon Indian's video for "Mind, Drips." The coolest part of the video are the undulating waves of color, achieved with a piece…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Oberhofer – “Should Have Taken Acid With You” (Neon Indian Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

In its original form, "Should Have Taken Acid With You" stood as a master stroke of slacker longing, young Alan Palomo swooning over warping synth…
Amrit Singh | November 18, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Brooklyn Indie Rockers <3 Phil Collins

Norwegian TV show Lydverket did an interview with Phil Collins, prefaced by interview clips with Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller, and Yeasayer'…
jessica | September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm
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Phoenix, Neon Indian @ Open Air Theatre, San Diego 9/21/10

Fresh off their appearance on  Kimmel, Phoenix resumed their victory lap tour, playing to a full house in San Diego. Neon Indian made for a…
Andrew Youssef | September 22, 2010 - 9:41 am
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Neon Indian – “I Really Didn’t Need You Anyway”

Neon Indian's Alan Palomo stopped by Sirius Radio XMU for an interview with Jake Fogelnest and to play a couple of tracks. He played a…
jessica | September 15, 2010 - 11:14 am
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Class Actress – “Terminally Chill” (Neon Indian Cover)

Class Actress's take on "Terminally Chill" is less chill, though a lot icier than the original. Add this one to your Neon Indian cover mixtape,…
jessica | September 8, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, DOM, Nite Jewel, Miniature Tigers, Com Truise @ Governors Island, NYC 8/14/10

Governors Island is a magical place built for art, installations, bike rides, and marriage proposals. The New York Times has done a profile, followup, and…
Amrit Singh | August 17, 2010 - 9:28 am

Here We Go Magic – “Deadbeat Summer” (Neon Indian Cover)

From White Hinterland’s “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)" to Texas Townes Van Zandt fan Jesse Woods' “Mind Drips” and now Luke Temple &am…
brandon | August 4, 2010 - 3:32 pm
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Jesse Woods – “Mind Drips” (Neon Indian Cover)

Toward the beginning of the month we posted White Hinterland's cover of Neon Indian's "6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)." Today we have 27-year-old…
brandon | July 27, 2010 - 11:21 am
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Neon Indian – “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)” Video

This stop-motion video for "6669" (maybe the best track on Psychic Chasms, and the one that samples a track by Alan's father, Jorge) uses commo…
jessica | July 20, 2010 - 12:13 pm
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Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010 Lineup

Virgin Mobile's Festival will be free just like it was last year. And it'll happen September 25th at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sir Richard Branso…
jessica | July 20, 2010 - 11:24 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Friday Recap

Amrit and I saw Inception just before the start of this year’s Pitchfork Festival, so you have to read this post with the understanding that…
jessica | July 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm
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White Hinterland – “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know)” (Neon Indian Cover)

We've noted Casey Dienel's move toward a denser electro realm on White Hinterland's third album Kairos, so her decision to cover Neon Indian's "6669 (I
brandon | July 9, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I'm not saying that…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm
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We’re Live At Bonnaroo 2010

Stereogum’s been descending upon the inevitably muddy swampland that is the Bonnaroo family farm since 2003, each year getting a little better at balancing immediacy…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2010 - 3:26 pm
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