In case you didn’t know, our team loves Neon Indian. Era Extrañais the newest album from Neon Indian (frontman is Alan Palomo) that dropped yesterday on Palomo’s label, Static Tongues and Mom + Pop Music.
Here’s the new video for “Polish Girl” directed by Tim Nackashi and produced in collaboration with The Creators Project, depicts “a futurist romance between a data-mining outcast and the woman he loves.”
If you love Neon Indian, they are performing “Polish Girl” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” tonight! Check you local listings.
This past weekend we made our way down to Columbia, Maryland for Virgin Mobile Freefest. We spent over 12 hours outdoors, hanging out and listening to some amazing bands. I was on my feet for the majority of the day, thank goodness for my Adair hiking boots! They were covered in dirt by the end of the day!
There were lots of things to do on site in addition to live music. From the ferris wheel, to people walking tight ropes and free massages inside these tents below!
Converse had a booth that allowed concert goers to customize a new pair of Chucks.
One of the event sponsors, Kyocera rewarded event-goers who recycled at the event with tickets that could later be redeemed for prizes.
VM Live host Abbey Braden rocked the Montana, Black at the fest. Listen to Miss Braden’s VM Live show everyday streaming online here.
Neon Indian rocked the stage in the Dance Forest. Here’s Alan Palomo signing the guitar that went for auction. All proceeds went to the event’s cause to support and raise awareness of youth homelessness.
We were most excited to see Pavement. Stephen Malkmus is hotter than ever. They played all their hits from Shady Lane, Stereo and more.
But we have to hand it to LCD Soundsystem who rocked the Pavilion Stage and closed out the night. We dare say that LCD Soundsystem is one of the best live bands today. Everyone was on their feet dancing and singing along during their entire set.
Neon Indian’s debut LP Psychic Chasms is full of soft vocals, layered sounds, electro-pop beats, and references to music of the 80′s – at just thirty minutes long, the cd ends and has you yearning for more. If you haven’t already purchased this album, don’t hesitate! We know you’ll dig it!
Photo by Dagny Piasecki
Neon Indian partnered with Green Label Sound and released the track, “Sleep Paralysist” earlier this year.
Take a look at the video below:
Interested in behind the scenes footage?
If you’re in New York, Neon Indian will be playing a free show on August 14th with Prefuse 73, DOM, and Nite Jewel! It’s an awesome lineup that should not be missed. For more info, go here.
This past Saturday, we attended the The Creators Project, an Intel and VICE-headed event series that launched in New York at Milk Studios. The first of four events, it was everything we were told it would be…a groundbreaking event that highlighted the best of today’s musical acts, art, and installations, with a wide range of interesting panel discussions. We’re ecstatic that we got to be a part of the night.
Nick Zinner’s photo exhibit captured the spirit of the event. Check out this interesting video interview at the Creators Project site of Zinner discussing his first photograph.
Here’s a snapshot of one of his photos on display at the event.
At the end of Spike Jonze’s short film “I’m Here,” a love story about two robots, the screen rose to reveal this sweet band, ASKA performing live. Ce Ce was so captivated by the story about two robots finding love, that she had no idea the band was actually there at first. It was such a beautiful seamless transition from film to live musical performance. See a photo of ASKA and trailer for the short below:
We’re always looking for great shoes at events like these.
We’ve been listening to Neon Indian since last year and their album has gotten heavy rotation in the studio! Ce Ce stood next to Adam at the elevators but was too shy to introduce herself and tell him that we’ve been listening to Neon Indian everyday while designing shoes! The band was great.
Photo by Brayden Olson
What’s most impressive about the entire Creator’s Project is that the event series commences with a three day long Finale in Beijing (mid-September). We’ve been trying to identify the 80%20 customer in China as the international economy shifts and China is now the world’s fastest growing consumer. We know that the young demographic is there, but what are exactly are they into? We’re excited to see how The Creators Project’s finale in China may help us understand China’s youth culture. They are truly a new generation experiencing a different type of cultural revolution- rapidly changing industry and technology, and the most accelerated economic growth in history. This generation has only just begun to explore their individual self expression through art, music, fashion and film.
VICE and Intel have partnered up to present The Creators Project event series—a roving global celebration that launches in New York City on June 26, at Milk Studios.
“The event is going to be a groundbreaking combination of interactive art and installations, panels, workshops, screenings, and live performances. As much as The Creators Project is a digital archive of our digital world, it is also a testament to the enduring appeal of the Real. Many of the artists within the program explore the way that digitally manipulated images, sounds, and motions converge in real time, in real spaces.” (via the Creators Project)
The night will include performances by: Die Antwoord, Mark Ronson, Neon Indian, Sleigh Bells, The Rapture, Interpol, Gang Gang Dance, Salem, and special surprise guests as well as, exclusive screenings and exhibits by: Spike Jonze, Nick Zinner, MOS Architects, United Visual Artists, Ladj Ly, Sun Haipeng, Muti Randolph, Patrick Jean, and others.