Take a trip back to the ’80s with this very retro commercial that Neon Indian recently released for his hotline. The commercial features “teen heartthrobs” Alan and Allan, Alan Palomo and Allan DeBarge, that are billed as “the perfect boyfriends,” which is more than enough reason to give the hotline a call. Although the commercial is a parody and inspired by this commercial of Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, you can actually call the Neon Indian hotline number, which is +1 (512) 643-VEGA.
Pitchfork announced the release of the commercial here, where you can also find a video on Pitchfork.tv’s “+1″ of Neon Indian performing “Hex Girlfriend,” as well as a behind the scenes look of what was happening before the show at the MoMA.
Watch the hotline commercial for yourself below:
If you want more of Neon Indian’s hotline, go to his site here and don’t forget to dial +1 (512) 643-VEGA.
Make sure you also go listen to VEGA INTL. Night School in its entirety if you haven’t already, or go pick up a copy of the album on the Neon Indian site or on iTunes.
Neon Indian talks growing up in a music-filled household, studying film in college, and his combination of film and music as seen through his album VEGA INTL. Night School on NPR Music’s “All Things Considered.” You can take a listen to the interview on NPR Music or check it out below:
If you haven’t already, go listen to VEGA INTL. Night School in its entirety, or go pick up a copy of the album on the Neon Indian site or on iTunes.
To celebrate the release of Neon Indian’s albumVEGA INTL. Night School, we are teaming up with OAK + Neon Indian to giveaway three customized OAK Rider Jackets and vinyl copies of the LP.
Here’s how you can win:
1. Follow @oaknyc and @momandpopmusic on Instagram.
2. Re-post the image found on this post with #oakxneonindian in the caption.
3. Wait to see if you are one of the three randomly selected winners by OAK, Neon Indian, and Mom + Pop on 11/02/15.
Have fun and good luck! Don’t forget that you can always pick up VEGA INTL. Night School at Mom + Pop’s store, iTunes, and Amazon.
(rough), a podcast by Yours Truly, recently spoke with Neon Indian, or Alan Palomo, about the story behind his track “Street Level.” Although you really need to listen to the podcast to fully understand where “Street Level” comes from, know that the story involves a lost laptop, drunken night, and Alan Palomo “googling” himself. You can take a look at the rest of the story behind the song and album, VEGA INTL. Night School, along with a little oral history and videos of Neon Indian, on Yours Truly.
Take a listen to the “Street Level” podcast below:
If you haven’t yet, pick up VEGA INTL. Night School at Mom + Pop’s store, iTunes, or Amazon!
After an unintentional four year hiatus Neon Indian has finally released the long awaited VEGA INTL. Night School. Taking queues from a former project known as VEGA, Neon Indian has dropped an album that pays homage to the sounds of the early 80’s with driving synths, disco beats and dubby psychedelic vibes. As Pitchfork best puts it, “Neon Indian is an inherently nostalgic project, and Palomo views the musical cross-pollination of the early ’80s as unfinished business rather than something to romanticize.”
Closely following the album’s release was the reveal of “Slumlord Rising,” a eight-and-a-half epic mini movie directed by Tim Nackashi and Alan Palomo in conjunction with Yours Truly and We Transfer. The film perfectly weaves a tale of 80’s night life debachery carrying over all the “night school” themes Palomo speaks to on VEGA INTL. Night School. Check it out below.