Neon Indian took to Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show on Thursday to premiere “The Glitzy Hive,” the third single off his upcoming album VEGA INTL. Night School which is set to release this Friday, October 16th.
In tandem with the announcement, the Neon Indian website has been revamped to feature an 1-800 hotline. By calling +1-512-643-VEGA, fans can get information about the album, a special voice greeting, and a voicemail that includes snippets of “Slumlord”.
VEGA INTL. Night School is slated to drop on October 16th. You can pre-order the double LP which is cut on translucent yellow vinyl at the Mom + Pop’s store, or treat yourself to a special pre-order bundle here . The bundle includes the LP, along with a mystery psychedelic black light poster and a slick black tee. Check out the track list and newly announced tour dates below.
VEGA INTL. Night School:
01 Hit Parade
03 Street Level
06 The Glitzy Hive
07 Dear Skorpio Magazine
09 Slumlord’s Re-Lease
10 Techno Clique
11 Baby’s Eyes
12 C’est La Vie (say the casualties!)
13 61 Cygni ave.
14 News From the Sun (live bootleg)
08-21 Mexico City, Mexico – Semana De Las Juventudes Festival
08-23 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-12 El Paso, TX – Mother Of Pearl Block Party
09-17 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09-18 Seattle, WA – Neptune
09-19 Victoria, British Columbia – Rifflandia Festival
09-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial
09-22 San Francisco, CA – Regency Social Hall
09-23 San Francisco, CA – Regency Social Hall
09-29 Manor, TX – J Lorrain Ghost House
09-30 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10-01 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
10-02 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-14 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10-16 Detroit, MI – Populux
10-17 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10-20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-21 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10-22 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
10-23 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
11-07 Austin, Texas – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-08 New Orleans, LA – Republic
11-10 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11-11 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
11-15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
It has been quite a while since we last heard from Neon Indian. Well, Alan Palomo is back with a sunny, grooving bop that could soundtrack the summer. The single is called Annie and you can listen to it right here:
North American Tour Dates:
08/23: FYF Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Neon Indian recently conducted a talk entitled “Auteurs In The Ether” at a TEDx conference in Martha’s Vineyard. Alan dives into the issue of having a single-minded focus on authorship, and looks to answer the question “if your inspiration comes from an inner monologue or an open dialogue, does either one make it any less original an expression?”. There are also some great references to the ways in which DIY culture, originality, and creativity are all changing, and why those changes don’t need to be considered negatively.
It has become easier and easier to do-it-yourself, you could argue that the “learn three chords and start a band” ideology behind punk, was reborn in the mid-2000s, but instead of a beat up guitar and a pawn shop amp, you scored a copy of Ableton Live and a second-hand laptop. We thought DIY empowerment was punk, now we are literally doing it all ourselves.
New Neon Indian music alert! Alan Palomo has released a ew track under his Neon Indian moniker, for inclusion in the brand Grand Theft Auto V game (y’know, the one Wavves also has an entire radio station in, which just so happens to also feature FIDLAR. Hooray!). Stream ‘Change of Coast’ now.
“Change of Coast” is available to purchase as part of the official “The Music of Grand Theft Auto V” soundtrack over on iTunes.
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