Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Neon Indian

What’s the best way to apologize to an upset girlfriend? Write a song titled, “Should Have Taken Acid With You,” of course. Twenty-year-old Indie Electronic artist, Alan Palomo, otherwise known as Neon Indian, did just that. Apparently, it did the trick.

Since Palomo coined the name Neon Indian in 2009, the journey into the present and future only seem to be getting brighter. 

In just a few short years Palomo released an EP, Psychic Chasms in 2009, and in 2010, it was re-released as a full-length album. The album, a music-induced psychedelic synth trip, found itself on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list, and two tracks were featured on their Top 100 Tracks of 2009.

Palomo has found himself opening for acts like The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and Chromeo, lighting up the festival stages of Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and STSW with his colorful, trippy presence. 

His second album, Era Extrana, was released in September of 2011 and was written and recorded in its entirety in an apartment in Finland. The album was produced and mixed by Dave Fridmann who is known for working with The Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT and OK Go. Era Extrana provides the same electronic synthetic sounds from the first album, but has a darker tone throughout. 

In 2012, Palomo will be leaving his neon imprint all across the United States, touring heavily in the upcoming months. He will be out on the road with The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band or Purity Ring.

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