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Neon Indian

One thing you never want to say is; “I should have taken acid with you.” 21 year-old Mexico native Alan Palomo has his regrets, but those missed opportunities are what inspired his career as Neon Indian, and his hit song by that name. His deranged, melting, disco rock has catapulted him to the top of the electronic lo-fi scene with the likes of Washed Out and Small Black. Last year Palomo unleashed his hypnotizing and reverberating album, Psychic Chasms, an album that was awarded Pitchfork’s Best New Music title, and teetered on the edge of mainstream success. In it’s wake, Neon Indian released a single called “Sleep Paralysist” on the newly formed internet record label, Green Label, owned by Mountain Dew. Sell out you say? Well not exactly because the song, produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, rocks and it’s a free download. He’s also joined on Green Label by a slew of hit electronic pop bands like Matt & Kim, Chromeo, and Wavves. In August Neon Indian re-released Psychic Chasms with nine additional tracks, including a cover of the title track by Twin Shadow, and remixes by the likes of Bibio, Javelin, Toro y Moi, and YACHT. The re-release is titled Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed, and with half an hour of new music it’s a must have for Neon Indian fans. You might regret missing Neon Indian when the band hits Soundlab on Thursday (Nov. 4).

-cory perla


  • Mitch

    So glad to see him come back to Buffalo so soon!