SOME STUFFS: California show dates and a remix from Neon Indian

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Neon Indian will be back in California for shows in February, but only in two cities. You’ll want to know where exactly but I’m sure a few of you will say “I already know, it’s the obvious cities” but let me tell you another thing. Martin Rev of Suicide did a remix of “Annie” and you can take a listen below. As you listen, look for some shows he has planned early in the year, along with two shows that will end 2015 off right.

December 18, 2015… Melbourne, Australia (National Gallery of Victoria)
December 31, 2015… Chicago, IL (East Room (DJ Set))
January 28, 2016… Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
January 29, 2016… Montreal, Quebec (Fairmount Theatre)
January 30, 2016… Toronto, Ontario (Lee’s Place)
February 24, 2016… Los Angeles, CA (Fonda)
February 27, 2016… San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine/Noise Pop)

SOME STUFFS: Neon Indian gets the remix treatment with new EP

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ERRATA ANEX (Mom + Pop) is a forthcoming remix EP by Neon Indian, which takes music from his Era Extraña album and twists it up nicely. The remixes are being done by Optimo, Actress, Boyd Rice, Twin Shadow & Patten and as for the EP’s title, it is an anagram of Era Extraña so no complaining about the incorrect spelling of “annex”, that was deliberately done.

Here is the track listing:
1. Polish Girl (Optimo Mix)
2. Halogen (Boyd Rice Remix)
3. Heart Release (Patten Remix)
4. Blindside Kiss (Actress Remix)
5. Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow)

You may now listen to two of the remixes on the EP:

Mr. Indian (b/k/a Alan Palomo) has some DJ set dates coming up so if you’re in the area, get deeper in the hysteria. I had originally written “malaria” as the rhymed word but that didn’t sound right:
April 5… Chicago, IL (The Mid) (DJ Set)
April 10… Los Angeles, CA (The Standard Downtown) (DJ Set)
April 20… Philadelphia, PA (The Dolphin) (DJ Set)

SOME STUFFS: La Sera announces more tour dates

La Sera has a show tonight in Mammoth Lakes, California at Hyde Lunch, so with luck, you’re reading this while:

1) getting out of the shower
2) putting on make-up
3) you’re drunk and you don’t give a shit how you look, dress, or smell before the show.

It’s all on you, but along with tonight’s show, she has announced a few more concert dates for May.

April 22 – Mammoth Lakes, CA – Hyde Lounge*
May 10 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 11 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
May 12 – Ottawa, ON – TBD
May 13 – Toronto, ON – The Shop under Parts and Labour
May 14 – Detroit, MI – Lager House
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Township
May 16 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – 31st Pub
May 18 – Washington, DC – Red Palace
May 19 – New York, NY – Cameo Gallery

* w/ Neon Indian

RECORD CRACK: Neon Indian has Twin Shadow remix him for forthcoming Record Store Day 10 inch

Record Store Day is on its way, and Neon Indian will be releasing a 45 of a Twin Shadow remix of “Hex Girlfriend”. The photo above will be the front picture sleeve. Imagine your mom coming over to visit, and she says “hi honey, wanted to see if you needed any money to make ends meet this month and… oh my gosh dern, oh my gosh dern, what is this?” You say “oh, it’s Neon Indian.” Then your mom says “well, this reminds me of some photos your father did of me, but anyway…” and meanwhile, your friends in your dorm have wide eyes. All you want to do is get everyone out and listen to the record again, while your face turns beet red. Sick, isn’t it?

The record will be in the form of a 10″, with the album version on one side, the remix on the other. Only 500 copies will be pressed so if you’re a fan, snag it before you have to pay messed up prizes on eBay.

Also, I’d like to be able to travel as much as Neon Indian. It seems every time I get a new press releases, it’s for another tour, and in this case he’s going out this week. How do you do it? SXSW, Coachella, there’s no stopping this:

March 7 New York, NY MOMA
March 8 Richmond, VA The National *
March 9 Knoxville, TN The Square Room *
March 10 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
March 11 ittle Rock, AR Revolution Music Room *
March 13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater *
March 14 Austin, TX Red Eyed Fly (DJ Set)
March 15 Austin, TX Barbarella / SXSW – Static Tongues Showcase
March 16 Austin, TX Texas Hype Hotel
March 17 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston *
March 19 Atlanta, GA Masquerade *
March 20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *
March 21 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle *
March 23 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival
April 3 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer ^
April 4 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
April 5 Bloomington, IN Rhinos ^
April 6 Chicago, IL The Metro ^
April 7 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club ^
April 9 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater ^
April 10 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge ^
April 12 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
April 13 Indio, CA Coachella
April 16 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
April 17 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
April 18 Santa Barbara, CA SOHO
April 20 Indio, CA Coachella
April 22 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Mountain – Hyde Lounge
April 24 San Francisco, CA Fillmore %
April 26 Portland, OR Doug Fir %
April 27 Seattle, WA Neumos %
April 28 Vancouver, BC Venue %
April 30 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room %
May 1 Calgary, AB Republik %
May 3 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret %
May 4 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue %
May 5 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre %
May 6 Detroit, MI Magic Stick %
May 8 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre %
May 10 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End %
May 11 Boston, MA Paradise %
May 12 New York, NY Terminal 5
June 2 Barcelona, Spain Primavera
June 8 Porto, Portugal Primavera

* = w/ Purity Ring
^ = w/ Friends
% = w/ Lemonade

SOME STUFFS: Neon Indian sets up initial 2012 tour dates

You like Neon Indian? You will have a lot of chances to see him in 2012 with a number of dates, including shows in Japan and Australia. He will end 2011 with shows in Dallas and Oklahoma City before taking a break for a few weeks before starting on a nice tour. Here is where he’ll be.

December 31, Dallas, TX Lights All Night
January 01, Oklahoma City, OK Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center #
February 21, UNIT TOKYO, Japan
Februrary 24, Prince Bandroom MELBOURNE, Australia
February 25, Rocket Bar ADELAIDE, Australia
February 26, Perth International Arts Festival PERTH, Australia
February 29, Neverland Bar GOLD COAST, Australia
March 1, Woodland BRISBANE, Australia
March 2, The Standard SYDNEY, Australia
March 3, Playground Weekender Festival Del Rio Riverside Resort, NSW Australia
March 7, New York, NY MOMA
March 8, Richmond, VA The National *
March 9, Knoxville, TN The Square Room *
March 10, Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
March 11, Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room *
March 13, Dallas, TX Granada Theater *
March 17, Houston, TX House of Blues Houston *
March 19, Atlanta, GA Masquerade *
March 20, Athens, GA 40 Watt *
March 21, Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle *
March 22, Baltimore, MD Ottobar
April 3, Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
April 4, Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
April 5, Bloomington, IN The Bishop
April 6, Chicago, IL The Metro
April 7, Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
April 9, Denver, CO Bluebird
April 10, Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
April 12, Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
April 24, San Francisco, CA Fillmore
April 26, Portland, OR Doug Fir
April 27, Seattle, WA Neumos
April 28, Vancouver, BC Venue
April 30, Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
May 1, Calgary, AB Republik
May 3, Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
May 4, Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
May 5, Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
May 6, Detroit, MI Magic Stick
May 8, Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 10, Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
May 11, Boston, MA Paradise
May 12, New York, NY Terminal 5

# = w/ The Flaming Lips, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
* = w/ Purity Ring

RECORD CRACK: Neon Indian to release new 7″

The term “double A-side”, in vinyl talk, means that the artist (and sometimes label) intend for both songs to be hits, or at least both to be movers. For fans of Neon Indian that isn’t a problem, as they will like anything from him (him being Alan Palomo) but it means double the pleasure and double the fun, and this one is no exception.

Neon Indian will be releasing “Polish Girl” and “Fallout” as a single, and the above is a graphic of the picture sleeve, which was taken from the same shoot for the forthcoming album, Era Extraña, scheduled for release on one of the most busiest days in music in a long time: September 13th (for a look at the cover photo of the album, click here.)

You can get a free download by placing your e-mail address in the box below and that’s it. (BTW – the address goes to the people sending the MP3 and not me, for those of you concerned about privacy.) For other Neon Indian music, click here for more.

SOME STUFFS: Neon Indian has new album and tour ready this fall

What you are looking at is the official cover for Neon Indian‘s forthcoming album, Era Extraña (Static Tongues).

Alan Palomo‘s debut album as Neon Indian, Psychic Chasms, was released two years ago, so the world is ready for a new album. It is completed and is scheduled for release on September 13th, already looking to be one of the busiest days for new releases in music in awhile. Two days after its release, Neon Indian will be hitting the road, with a stop as the Moog Festival in Carrboro, North Carolina on September 17th.

9/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
9/16 Washington DC – Rock n Roll Hotel
9/17 Carrboro, NC – Moog Festival
9/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
9/20 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *
9/21 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
9/22 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
9/23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
9/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
9/26 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
9/27 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
9/30 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
10/1 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop * ^
10/3 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
10/4 Vancouver, BC – Venue *
10/5 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe *
10/7 Boise, ID – Reef * ^
10/8 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge * ^
10/10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
10/12 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar * ^
10/13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry * ^
10/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall * ^
10/15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop * ^
10/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick * ^
10/18 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * ^
10/19 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^
10/21 New York, NY – Webster Hall ^

* w/ Com Truise
^ w/ Purity Ring

What will Neon Indian’s music sound like? The bio says Era Extraña is an “8-bit shoegaze record… peering through the fence of a teenage apocalypse drive-in flick.” Personally, I was sold with “8-bit” but… listen and see for yourself how that translates to the real thing. It sounds like the kind of demo tapes that surfaced in the mid-1980’s that managed to turn on 17 people, as if it was waiting to mature. The song below is part of a 3-part “movement” on the album, but shows how much Neon Indian has nurtured himself in the last two ears. It’s mature.

NEON INDIAN – HEART : DECAY from on Vimeo.

SOME STUFFS: Neon Indian glows, musically

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This is Neon Indian, the name currently being used by musician Alan Palomo for his new songs. The above is a Polaroid photo of him.

His sound some have called nosgalgic for his use of analog synthesizers and keyboards, but he also has this as part of his arsenal:
field recordings
record samples
a collection of bizarre synth sounds

Makes you moist, doesn’t it? Perhaps he is the perfect definition of a bedroom artist, but Neon Indian is taking his sounds and will be mixing them up with sights courtesy of video artist Alicia Scardetta as he goes out on the streets (a/k/a “road”) to promote his brand new album, Psychic Chasms (Lefse), due out on October 13th. The descriptions can be grandiose, but listen for yourself.

Deadbeat Summer” (5.6mb)
Terminally Chill” (4.9mb)

Like what you hear? Catch Neon Indian and Scardetta’s visual attack as they head on the streets (a/k/a “road”):
10-02 Austin, TX – Emo’s (Austin City Limits afterparty)
10-14 Gainesville, FL – Spannk
10-15 Miami, FL – RokBar
10-16 Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under
10-17 Jacksonville, FL – TSI
10-18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10-19 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
10-20 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbery
10-24 Brooklyn, NY – ROOT Studio (Jelly NYC / Topman / Noise Problem CMJ)
10-25 Hartford, CT – HPSU Theatre (Wadsworth Antheneum)
10-27 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10-28 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10-29 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
10-30 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin (Der Rathskeller)
10-31 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11-07 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-08 Lubbock, TX – Bash Riprock’s
11-10 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11-11 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11-12 Boise, ID – Neurolux
11-13 Guadalajara, Mexico – Lemon Beat
11-14 Mexico City, Mexico – Pasaje América
11-15 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
11-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Shine Nightclub
11-17 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11-19 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11-20 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11-21 Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress
11-22 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room