Band To Watch

Band To Watch: The Black Neon

Memphis Industries, who first hit our radar with the Go! Team, and more recently the Pipettes, have another headhpones treat on their roster with the psychedelic pop of Steve Webster’s The Black Neon. His album Arts & Crafts is out in the US 9/12.

“The Truth” recalls recent Air, while “Ralph and Barbara” has an an off-the wall Ween vibe. “Hollywood 1,2,3″ is sorta Neu! on Prozac, and guitars. As you can probably guess, there are a hundred other references points to namedrop in describing Black Neon’s reverb melting pot; all you need to know is that Webster combines them with a genius pop sensibility.

The Black Neon??Ralph and Barbara? (MP3)
The Black Neon ? ?Hollywood 1, 2 & 3? (MP3)

Also stream, “TX81Z,” a love letter to oscillator waveforms, here (REAL).

The Black Neon doesn’t play live (not since 2001, at least), so keep an eye on MySpace for all the fun.

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