With a name like Neon Indian, you immediately demand my attention. Especially with my deep native american roots (not really). Who Neon Indian are, then, is an as yet unidentified duo from Austin/Brooklyn (although apparently the Austin connection is Alan Palomo from Vega/Ghosthustler) who have recently taken to producing a fine line in gauze-y, warped, psych infused Dream Wave/Hypnogogic Pop/Whatever it is people are calling it right now. The term I'm most fond of that they have been dubbed is perhaps "Glo-Fi".
Neon Indian delivers equal parts synthetic nostalgia, Dreampop lullabies, and grinding guitar noise to create something eerier than the sum of its parts. Not all too far away from M83's Saturdays=Youth, though not quite as 80s-esque, if you will. Neon Indian seems far more uncertain in its recollections. Perhaps it took some bad acid on the first weekend of year twelve and woke up 10 months later with no memory, a high school diploma, a new scar down its left calf and the nickname ‘melon fucker’.
Something about Neon Indian really grabs me. Not even entirely sure why, it's just kind of cool. I feel like it's supposed to be the theme music for those really late nights (or early mornings) for when things start to get really weird. That's right, new music to get weird to. You're welcome.
Neon Indian's debut Psychic Chasms is due October 13, 2009. Now go get weird.
I Should've Taken Acid With You - Neon Indian
6669 (I Don't Know If You Know) - Neon Indian