Neon Indian’s New Album Gets A Release Date


After earning practically universal critical adoration for his first album, Psychic Chasms, Neon Indian mastermind Alan Palomo is finally ready his second offering.

Neon Indian’s sophomore album, Era Extrana, will be released September 13th. Here’s a video for the song “Heart: Decay” off of the upcoming LP.

NEON INDIAN – HEART : DECAY from on Vimeo.

While understandably pressed for time due to performing at massive festivals like South by Southwest and Bonnaroo and touring with the Flaming Lips, Phoenix, and Massive Attack, fans can’t help but be antsy for new material.

To create the newa lbum, Palomo holed up in an efficiency apartment in Finland and cobbled it together from journal entries he made during the time. The album has Neon Indian treading darker waters and exploring a little more somber territory.

Following the album release is a full tour, which has Neon Indian traversing the nation. You can see the new material live here:


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


Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Announce New Tour

After just recently wrapping up their tour with the Flaming lips, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti announce another US/Canada tour with psychedelic legends and Brazil natives, Os Mutantes.

The band has recently released a new album entitled Before Today. Combining the famous psychedelic and noise-pop vibes , the album transcends into continuation of the bands previous work. Make sure to catch this 2 for 1 psychedelic, eye-candy tour!

***Tour Dates***

November 5 @Showroom, TX
November 6 @Fun Fun Fun Fest, TX
November 7 Fitzgeralds, TX
November 8@ One Eyed Jack, LA
November 9 @Variety, GA
November 10@ Cats Cradle, NC
November 11 @9:30 Club, DC
November 12 @Trocadero, PA
November 13 @Webster Hall, NY
November 14@ Royale Boston, MA
November 16@ National, PQ
November 17@ Opera House, ONT
November 18 @Clazel Theater, OH
November 19@ Metro, IL
November 20 @Cedar Cultural Center, MN
November 23@ Bluebird, CO
November 24@ Urban Lounge, UT
November 26 @Vogue, BC
November 27 @Neumo’s, WA
November 28@ Berbati’s, OR
November 30@ Regency, CA
December 1 @Rio Theater, CA
December 2 @Henry Fonda, CA

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

thubmnail icon: Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

The moment you were sitting on the edge of your seat for is finally here. Bonnaroo has finally announced their 2010 lineup! The festival which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 10th-13th, is filled to the rafters with stellar acts, and if you can believe it, there are more to be announced. The artists are quite diverse this year, more than ever. From Japandroids to Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers to Gwar. Oh and did we mention the Flaming Lips are playing Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? This is going to be one Bonnaroo to remember. Check out the list of artists so far listed below!

  • Jay-Z
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips Do Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Phoenix
  • The National
  • She & Him
  • The Black Keys
  • Japandroids
  • Regina Spektor
  • Dr. Dog
  • Neon Indian
  • Kid Cudi
  • The xx
  • Damian Marley & Nas
  • Mayer Hawthorne & The County
  • The Postelles
  • OK Go
  • Wale
  • Gwar
  • Norah Jones
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • John Fogerty
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tenacious D
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • The Entrance Band
  • John Prine
  • Lotus
  • Local Natives
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Baaba Maal
  • Punch Brothers
  • NeedtoBreathe
  • Bassnectar
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Rebelution
  • Jamey Johnson
  • A Modern Mystery Holiday Party with Kay Stanton of Casper and the Cookies

    Christmas is approaching fast but our Holiday Party still has a few more days to go. Today’s guest at the Modern Mystery Holiday party is Kay Stanton from the incredible Casper and the Cookies!

    Kay is one of my favorite women in rock and roll. Actually, she is my favorite.  From making music to art, there is nothing this girl can’t do. Kay kindly shared with us her Top 10 Albums of the Year as well as a beautiful Christmas memory.

    I can’t wait to hear Casper and the Cookies’ Modern Silence that is due out next month!

    Kay’s Top 10 albums (in no particular order)

    1. Everthus the Deadbeats – John Kill and the Microscopic Lullaby
    3. Keith John Adams – Unclever
    4. Atlas Sound – Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
    5. Big Fresh – BFF (Big Fresh Forever)
    6. Dead Confederate – Wrecking Ball
    7. The Flaming Lips – Christmas on Mars
    8. Okay – Huggable Dust
    9. Lake – Oh the Places We’ll Go
    10. Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

    Best Show:

    Yo La Tengo @ The Melting Point, Athens, GA, 1/14/08

    Best Thing that Happened to You This Year:

    The best thing that happened to me this year was probably getting to do a small Japanese tour back in February with the Cookies. It was a pretty amazing trip, despite (or maybe because of) blizzards, small spaces, strange toilets, and crazy rides. We got to play shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto, squeezing in as much sightseeing and eating as possible.

    Weirdest Thing that Happened to You This Year:

    Weird stuff happens to me all the time, but I suppose the weirdest thing that’s happened to me recently was being bitten by my pet frog, Wayne (yes, he’s named after Wayne Coyne). I guess he mistook my fingers for lunch, latched on and wouldn’t let go. Wayne is an Argentina Horned frog (aka Pac Man frog) and he doesn’t have teeth, exactly, but he has a bony ridge that feels kind of like a series of razor blades. So, I would have been feeling like a fool with this large frog attached to my hand if I hadn’t been shocked by how much it freakin’ hurt. I got him to let go, and my hand was bleeding, and it felt like it was covered in extra sticky snot. Maybe I should do a remake of the Flaming Lips’ ‘Spiderbite Song,’ but call it the ‘Frogbite Song.’

    Favorite Holiday Memory:

    My favorite holiday memory is of hanging ornaments on my grandparents’ tree in Pennsylvania. I was probably only five or six, but I remember it being dusk outside, but I could still sort of see the snow glowing bluish (and that was a pretty amazing thing to a kid who was born in Georgia). The ornaments were these beautiful glass bells and baubles; some of them had the little starburst cut-outs that some ornaments have. It was warm, and I was with my sister, and the whole family. I’ve had lots of good ones, but that’s still gotta be my favorite.