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Miniature Tigers – “Gold Skull” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When we posted Miniature Tigers’s Neon Indian-produced “Gold Skull,” I talked up the dreaminess of the song’s soft layers and high-pitched keyboards. The video’s closer to a nightmare though. In it, a girl who appears to be in some sort of late night Cinemax skin flick (called Ms. Peacock Rides Again), comes out of the… More »

By: jessica / June 2, 2010 - 5:09 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you’ll find our… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other while throwing gutter balls for charity. Bring video cameras. And still cameras. Sit back and watch the madness unfold. Yesterday’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering with the folks behind the Microsoft KIN to present the inaugural ‘Gum Bowl, bringing together so many of our favorite… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Miniature Tigers – “Gold Skull” (Stereogum Premiere)

Miniature Tigers haven’t been discussed around here much, but it seems inevitable that they would pop up: The Brooklyn-via-Phoenix band has been around since 2006, picking up spots on many festival to-watch lists along the way to recording their upcoming album Fortress. And morning bender Chris Chu produced Fortress, communing with the band for a… More »

By: jessica / May 13, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Neon Indian – “6669 (Aislyn Remix)”

Remix culture was one of the topics of conversation that didn’t really make the five-minute cut from that hour-long conversation I had with Alan Palomo and Peter Gabriel — Peter being an early champion of letting his material breathe (posting stems from songs like “Shock The Monkey” to his website for free use), Alan ofte… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Exposure: Peter Gabriel/Neon Indian

The video you’re about to watch is a career highlight for me.

I became a Peter Gabriel fan(atic) after seeing “Digging In The Dirt” on VH1 in the dog days of ’92. That September, prior to the release of Us (i.e., Peter’s followup to one of the greatest albums of all… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 3, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Neon Indian – “Psychic Chasms (BRAHMS Remix)”

Sometimes the bands make it easy on us, as is the case with quickly rising NYC new wave trio BRAHMS who, within the one week since we suggested you watch, have played shows opening for Spanish life champions Delorean and the still-ascendant Sleigh Bells and now file a remix for the BK transplant whose face… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 5, 2010 - 9:18 am

Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor’s Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC’s most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five days lugging his camera equipment all over Austin on our behalf, he waited for hours in a parking lot for a bus to Monterrey, Mexico to attend NYC promoter ToddMore »

By: Ryan Muir / March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist”

Over the past few months, Alan Palomo, aka Neon Indian (et VEGA), went from the bedroom to Late Night television. Now he’s also passed through Chris Taylor’s Brooklyn-based Terrible Studios: Palomo wrote and recorded “Sleep Paralysist,” his first new post-Psychic Chasms track, and received mixing/mastering help from the Grizzly Bear. He’s described Neon Indian’s sound… More »

By: brandon / March 10, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Neon Indian – “Mind, Drips” (Summer Dregs Remix)

Alan Palomo and the rest of his Neon Indians recently delivered a “Terminally Chill”/”Ephemeral Artery” medley and some less-than-not-geeky dance moves/live guitar licks on Jimmy Fallon. (I’m all for enthusiasm, but while you can take the psych out of the bedroom, you can’t always…) Closing the curtain again, here’s another Psychic Chasms track “Mind, Drips”… More »

By: brandon / February 26, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Neon Indian’s “Terminally Chill” Inspired A Full-On Fallon Geek-Out Last Night

Added incentive for bands considering relocating from Texas to Brooklyn: If Kings Of Convenience happen to cancel their scheduled appearance on Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Fallon happens to discover and fall in love with your song after using the SHAZAM iPhone app, he can call you on a Tuesday and you can be ready to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Neon Indian – “Should Have Taken Acid With You (Future Rock Remix)”

The Chicago-based live-electronic trio Future Rock use loops, synths, and an electronic drum set, among other things, when doing their usual thing. Here they slowdown Neon Indian’s “Should Have Taken Acid With You” to a mellower pace (move your glow sticks in slow motion until it picks up), taking it from the bedroom to the… More »

By: brandon / February 10, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Neon Indian Daytrotter Session

Alan Palomo caps an active week (Grizzly Bear remixes, Ann interviews) by performing four Psychic Chasms tracks at Daytrotter. There’s a more communal and, well, roomy feel outside the bedroom. More »

By: brandon / December 4, 2009 - 11:02 am

Ann From Sulimay’s Interviews Neon Indian

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Breakfast At Sulimay’s. In this spin-off shot at the Barbary, Ann dresses like a hippie and has a discussion with Alan Palomo, aka “Neon Indians,” aka Iron Butterfly. They talk briefly about NI’s beginnings, VEGA, Ghost Hustler, and the meaning of Psychic Chasms. It’s nowhere nearly… More »

By: brandon / December 2, 2009 - 9:03 am

Neon Indian Remixes Grizzly Bear

Alan Palomo gets bonus points for titling one of his “Cheerleader” remixes “Sega Genesis P-Orridge.” It’s lighter fare than the sunniest Throbbing Gristle, but the psychedelic acid-drenched Psychic TV thing’s there. And why stop with just one “Cheerleader” mix? Palomo’s more straightforward “Studio 6669″ take should probably echo in the minds of Psychic Chasms fans. More »

By: brandon / November 30, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Neon Indian/Smith Westerns @ Lincoln Hall, Chicago 10/27/09

When posting “Imagine, Pt. 3,” we noted that Smith Westerns had been touring the country and surprising everyone with how young they were. By CMJ week it was no longer a surprise: not to the packed rooms that ate up the awesomely fuzzed and tuneful “Shit-cago, IL” (their words) Bolan/Glitter-loving outfit, and apparently not to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 28, 2009 - 4:58 pm