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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 track won’t see an official release, but Fat Possum’s in the midst of reissuing T. Rex’s classic album, and this cover’s obviously a way to raise interest in those album… More »

By: brandon / December 13, 2010 - 10:03 am

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 of technology that the directors invented, the LZX Visionary, “… an analog video synthesizer that manipulates images in the same way an audio synthesizer does for sound.” According to IFC’… More »

By: 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 synths with a mellow, half-awake hazy regret for a lost chance at love, or maybe a high, or at least a nice memory. Call it the hypnagogic (or maybe amniotic) blues. More »

By: 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’s Anand Wilder talking about their love for Genesis and Collins. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm

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 fitting opener summoning otherworldly sounds via his Roland Juno-6 synthesizer and Moog Theremin. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 22, 2010 - 9:41 am

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 new song called “I Really Didn’t Need You Anyway.” Palomo said it was rough and would undergo many changes before recording it in the studio. But it sounds like it’… More »

By: jessica / September 15, 2010 - 11:14 am

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, next to Here We Go Magic’s “Deadbeat Summer” and White Hinterland’s “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know).”… More »

By: 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 critical discussion piece on the place this summer, but the best way to experience it is take the five-minute ferry from the South Street over to the isle and let… More »

By: 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 & Co’s take on “Deadbeat Summer,” it feels like everyone’s covering Neon Indian these days. More »

By: brandon / August 4, 2010 - 3:32 pm

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 California-to-Texas singer-songwriter/Townes Van Zandt fan Jesse Woods giving a go at Psychic Chasms’s “Mind Drips.”… More »

By: brandon / July 27, 2010 - 11:21 am

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 common objects — beads, nylon string, wire — to create a giant spider and its translucent web. The video was put together by Portuguese designer João Machado. More »

By: jessica / July 20, 2010 - 12:13 pm

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 Branson took a break from para-sailing or base-jumping or whatever from the Virgin Islands (seriously) to announce the bands. The lineup (with “more surprises” later, according to Sir Branson):… More »

By: 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 the first day may have been a dream, or maybe you are in a dream reading the review, or maybe this is a shared dream (deep). So it was a… More »

By: jessica / July 17, 2010 - 2:57 pm

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 Don’t Know If You Know)” shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s icier than the original and that promo photo finds her submerged in rippling water, but it’s not exactly chillwave. More »

By: 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 because building and coding this photo gallery (of shots by Abbey Braden) took as long as one would from a day at a festival (though, it did). It’s for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm

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 with being comprehensive in our dirt-caked dispatches so you can see, hear, and (one day) smell all that we do. This year we’ve taken another step, with the newly launched stereogum.com/bonnarooMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2010 - 3:26 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren’t germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might wanna plug i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Championship Match

So you met the bowlers as they met each other and their teams, started talking trash and getting trashed. Then there was the riveting first round matchups and the losers very graciously losing (especially Larry Murphy). Now it’s the CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, for all the marbles. Or at least, the main marble. And the festive trophy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist” Video

While this sumptuously psychedelic video for “Sleep Paralysist” looks it had a budget higher than did all the recording sessions for Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms LP, the crystalline yet hallucinatory shots of this fucked up house in Lexington, the billows of smoke, the saucer-tossing trippiness, the levitating girls, and the green-eyed stallion all serve the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 12:03 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You’ve seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here’s the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament, shot mostly o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 10:48 am