The Creators Project delivers another visual treat for us and this week it's for Neon Indian and their track, "Polish Girls". The track features on their album Era Extraña which is released today! We got a sneak preview last week courtesy of NPR so if you missed that go try before you buy which you can do so over here. Directed by Tim Nackashi the video features headless guitars which always freak me out. I can't get my head around them, but the video is a cool watch if you don't freak out like me at the smallest little instrument decapitation. Nice visuals though and they fit the track well.
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It seems like a tonne of good albums are dropping next week huh? To add to the ever growing charges to your credit card when you splurge the cash on all these album comes Neon Indian. The chillwave laid back tones are set for the full length release treatment in the shape of Era Extraña.
Hitting stores September 13th you can preview the album first at the top via NPR.
Today, Neon Indian, the brainchild of Alan Palomo, NPR premiered a brand new track from his upcoming sophomore album Era Extraña. The single, titled "Polish Girl," sees Palomo's vocals coming to the forefront, and features sounds reminiscent of classic Nintendo games. You can stream "Polish Girl" via NPR, and the single will be available for purchase on the iTunes store starting tomorrow.
Along with premiering the new single, Neon Indian has also unveiled the track listing for Era Extraña, which you can check out after the jump. As well, head here to download and listen to the track "Fallout."
Today you can take a listen to some brand new Neon Indian, a nice little bonus for Humpday huh? The track is the first to be taken from Era Extraña and goes by the name of "Fallout". The album is set for release on September 13th. The dreamy synth and distant echo like vocals will have you wanting more and may also put you into a light slumber in the process! Check it out below and if you want to check him out on the road you can do as he has dates set for September starting 2 days after the albums release. Jump over here to check those out.
In 2009, Alan Palomo, the mastermind behind Neon Indian, made a name for himself with his incredibly unique debut album Psychic Chasms. Since then, he has toured alongside bands such as Phoenix, Chromeo, The Flaming Lips, and Massive Attack, and has performed at numerous festivals. The 20 year old has even collaborated with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.
Last Winter, Palomo went to Helsinki, Finland to write and record his follow-up to Psychic Chasms, a darker album that has now been given a title and a release date. The album is titled Era Extraña and is described by Palomo as being "the closest you can get to feeling like you're at the edge of the earth. And there were moments where I lost sight of what I was really there to do." He has also released the video "Heart: Decay," which, along with "Heart: Attack," will be part of a three-part instrumental piece. The video, which you can watch above, shows snippets of Palomo's album making process in Helsinki. The album will be released on September 13th via Palomo's own Static Tongues label, in conjunction with Mom + Pop Music in North America, and Transgressive Records in the UK.
The artist also announced Fall tour dates throughout North America to support the release of Era Extraña, with the first show starting on September 15th in Philadelphia. You can check out all the tour dates after the jump.
Just in time for summer, a celebration of the 1960's genre Tropicalia in the form of a compliation that helps battle in the fight against AIDS, courtesy of the non-profit organization Red Hot. The compliation, Red Hot + Rio 2 features tropicalia treats from the likes of Brazil's legendary musicians paired with indie artists known internationally, including: John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.
Yes, in addition to the ten thousand other things Beck is up to, the love of my musical life is also trying to help raise money for a non-profit who is dedicated to fight AIDS through pop culture. I guess all is forgiven.... this time.
Below is a rework of his 1998 classic, appropriately titled "Tropicalia" from Mutations, complete with verses sung by Brazillian songwriter/musician and actor Seu Jorge with a little added production here and there by Brazillian producer Mario C.
You can check out a full tracklisting of the two-disc compliation here.
Between working on his 2nd album and collaborating with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian has done a lot this winter.
The above video clip, titled "Heart:Attack" includes music from the new album and the jams sure sound quite wonderful, I must say! The video is titled after the first of a three-part instrumental from his upcoming album and gives a quick glimpse into the album making process that went down in Helsink.
We have no word on an album name or who will put it out, but we do know that we're looking at the album dropping sometime in the fall of 2011, which from the sounds of this video, is PERFECT for the album.
In addition to all this great news, Neon Indian will also be heading out on tour this summer! Starting in May he will be tagging along with the likes of Sleigh Bells, Oberhofer, Asobi Seksu, CSS and Princeton.
For more information about the tour, peep the dates after the jump!
Earlier today, Pitchfork reported that Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne was personally delivering the first set of the Lips new collaborative 12" EP with Neon Indian to 2 record stores, Guestroom Records in Oklahoma City, OK and Good Records in Dallas, TX. The new EP is limited to 1000 copies and has already sold out in both locations. However, to the amazing powers that are the internet, we have a preview of the new EP for those who missed out on grabbing one of the limited copies.
Check out the new track "Is David Bowie Dying?" from the Lips x Neon Indian collab in the player below. Some may remember this song from Wayne Coyne's tweet stating "Fuckin with a song called “Is David Bowie dying??” for Neon Indian collaboration", the tweet also featured a video of Wayne jamming out to a rough version of the track. There has been no word yet on if all copies were delivered or if the EP will see a wide release. However, you can peep the rest of the EP's tracklisting below and keep your fingers crossed or always check Ebay. I kid. I kid.
The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian 12":
01 Is David Bowie Dead?
02 Alan's Theremin
03 You Don't Respond
04 Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth Part 2