Neon Indian is the brainchild of Alan Palomo, who's 2009 debut record Psychic Chasms not only earned the 20 year-old a spot on numerous year-end lists, but assisted the forming of a genre that, though known by a few names now (hypnagogic pop, glo-fi, chillwave), summoned a very unique and specific electro-mangled sound. Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and SPIN all praised Palomo for his adventurous new sound, and he was tapped to perform at top festivals like South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch and also scored opening slots for bands ranging from Massive Attack and The Flaming Lips to Phoenix and Chromeo. Written and recorded last winter in an efficiency apartment in Helsinki, Finland during its short solstice days, Era Extraña was ice sculpted from arpeggiated synth-scapes and scribbled journal entries made during his stint there alone in constant solitude. "It's the closest you can get to feeling like you're at the edge of the earth," he says. "And there were moments where I lost sight of what I was really there to do."
Era Extrana will be released in the UK and Europe by Transgressive Records on vinyl, cd and digital download, on 10th October 2011.
Neon Indian also recently announced the launch of its own exclusive mini-synth, which is available as part of a deluxe pre-order package for Era Extraña.
The Neon Indian Remix EP 'Errata Anex' is now available digitally. You can purchase it from here. It features remixes of tracks from the last album, Era Extraña, by Actress, Boyd Rice, Optimo, Twin Shadow & Patten. The title, ERRATA ANEX, is an anagram of Era Extrañaand so the mis-spelling of annex is intentional (it means "complied errors").
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On April 22nd Neon Indian will release an EP of remixes from Era Extrana, entitled Errata Anex. Tracklisting and statement from Alan Palomo below, cover art above. You can stream the remix from Boyd Rice here
The second official video from Neon Indian's Era Extraña is the Adult Swim produced animated clip for "Fallout," directed by Lilfuchs (who has also done videos for Flying Lotus, Holy Ghost, Death Cab For Cutie, etc.). Neon Indian's Alan Palomo and the fine folks at Adult Swim are mutual fans of each other's work, and thus the collaboration was born.Read More »
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Wednesday the 16th November sees Neon Indian's aka Alan Paloma, first London show since Era Extrana was released last month. The show put on by our sister company Rockfeedback at Heaven (9 The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG) is Neon Indian's biggest London headline to date and his first in over a year. ParadYse Records first release Theme Park is main support along with Shields. Full details for the event can be found here.
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Alan Palomo's (aka Neon Indian) second record, Era Extrana is out today. Receiving rave reviews from everyone including NME and Pitchfork, everybody seems to be vibing off of this record, pretty hard.
plus special guests
@ Heaven, 9 The Arches Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
Wednesday 16th November, 7pm
Neon Indian is the work of Alan Palomo, a young synth-wizard who first created waves as VEGA. After writing a batch of off-the-cuff recordings that weren't quite right as VEGA songs, Palomo released them as Neon Indian and what started as a careless outlet for ideas too offbeat to fit the VEGA mold has since gone on to pioneer a genre with the likes of Washed Out and Toro Y Moi all turning people onto their blissed out electronic sounds of the summer. Neon Indian's sound is as Palomo describes it, "Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter. The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories." Psychic Chasms intentionally captures the sound of records stored in sunlight and played to the breaking point.
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Following the recent announcement of Alan Palomo; aka Neon Indian's forthcoming long player 'era extrana', we are pleased to announce a limited edition deluxe album package. The dreampop pioneer and flaming lips collaborator has designed a mini analogue synthesiser (the PAL198X) in conjunction with Bleep Labs, which can be pre-ordered alongside either the LP or CD, from the Transgressive Webshop or from our friends over at Rough Trade (you can pre-order the album sans synthesiser here). This groundbreaking handheld gadget features two triangle wave oscillators which can be activated independently or together.
New York based Neon Indian, the brainchild of Alan Palomo is set to release his proper follow up his 2009 critical acclaimed debut 'Psychic Chasms'. Palomo wrote and recorded this darker shaded record, 'Era Extrana' in an efficiency apartment Helsinki, Finland last winter. The record will be released in the UK and Europe by Transgressive Records on vinyl, cd and digital download, on 10th October 2011.Read More »