Neon Indian Reissues “Psychic Chasms”

Though it’s not completely necessary to do such a thing, Neon Indian fans are pretty excited right now. Myself included. Neon Indian will be releasing, well, re-releasing Psychic Chasms as Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed.

The record will be released as remastered deluxe edition on CD and for you vinyl heads, on double Vinyl on September 28th. The album will be out digitally on August 31 on the FADER Label / Static Tongues. The new record contains nine bonus tracks which has exclusive remixes and cover versions by Toro Y Moi, DNTEL, Bibio, Javelin, YACHT and more. Talk about a Chillwave fest.

Neon Indian will be emarking on another tour this Fall with Prefuse 73 and Modern Mystery favorites, Miniature Tigers, in addition to their previously announced tour dates they will be headlining with Chromeo and Phoenix.

Singer/songwriter Jesse Woods has also recently done a highly acclaimed cover of Neon Indian’s “Mind, Drip,” which you can listen to below, as well as the original.

Neon Indian Tour Dates
07/30/2010 House of Blues, Boston, MA *
07/31/2010 Metropolis, Montreal, QC *
08/14/2010 The Beach @ Governors Island, New York, NY
09/19/2010 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA #
09/21/2010 SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA #
09/22/2010 The Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, NV #
09/23/2010 The Rail Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT #
09/25/2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Columbia, MO
09/26/2010 PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC #
09/27/2010 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA !
09/28/2010 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR !
09/30/2010 Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA !
10/01/2010 Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA !
10/02/2010 Club Congress, Tucson, AZ !
10/03/2010 Black Market, El Paso, TX !
10/05/2010 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX !
10/06/2010 Argentum (Formerly The Engine Room), Houston, TX !
10/08/2010 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA !
10/09/2010 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA !
10/10/2010 Southgate House, Newport, KY !
10/11/2010 Metro, Chicago, IL !
10/12/2010 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ONT !
10/14/2010 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV *

* = w/ Chromeo
# = w/ Phoenix
! = w/ Prefuse 73 & Miniature Tigers

Neon indian – “Mind, Drips” by ModernMysteryBlog

Jesse Woods – “Mind Drips” by ModernMysteryBlog

Lollapalooza Announces 2010 Lineup

Lollapalooza is almost here! The festival just announced this morning the full line up, and we must say, it’s the best batch of bands we’ve seen in years. It makes us wish this was still a show that went on tour. The fun all goes down from August 6th to 8th at Grant Park in Chicago.

Reunions and big name stars will be gracing the stage and you won’t know where to go first. Some of the bands and artists that will be appearing include the recently reunited Soundgarden, The Strokes, Lady Gaga, MGMT, New Pornographers, The Morning Benders, Arcade Fire, Spoon, The National, Gogol Bordello, Mutemath, Metric, Dirty Projectors, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Phoenix, the xx, Blitzen Trapper, The Miniature Tigers, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Waaves, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Javelin, Harlem, Hockey and TONS more.

The tickets will only set you back $ 215 at the Lollapalooza site.

Check out the full lineup!

Green Day
Lady Gaga
Arcade Fire
The Strokes
Social Distortion
Jimmy Cliff
Hot Chip
The Black Keys
The National
Cypress Hill
Cut Copy
The New Pornographers
Erykah Badu
Slightly Stoopid
Grizzly Bear
Gogol Bordello
X Japan
Dirty Projectors
Mavis Staples
Matt & Kim
The xx
Drive-By Truckers
Blues Traveler
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Temper Trap
Jamie Lidell
Frightened Rabbit
F**k Buttons
Deer Tick
Blitzen Trapper
Raphael Saadiq
The Cribs
Minus the Bear
The Walkmen
Mumford & Sons
Wild Beasts
Rogue Wave
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Big Pink
The Dodos
Cymbals Eat Guitars
The Antlers
The Soft Pack
Balkan Beat Box
American Bang
The Ike Reilly Assassination
Company of Thieves
The Constellations
Miniature Tigers
Mimicking Birds
The Kissaway Trail
The Morning Benders
Foxy Shazam
Violent Soho
Royal Bangs
Freelance Whales
Semi Precious Weapons
Dan Black
The Band of Heathens
My Dear Disco
Shawn Fisher
Neon Hitch
The Ettes
Jukebox the Ghost
These United States
Empire of the Sun
Perry Farrell
Felix da Housecat
Erol Alkan
Wolfgang Gartner
Joachim Garraud
Mexican Institute of Sound
Peanut Butter Wolf
Dirty South
Cut Copy (DJ Set)
Beats Antique
Steve Porter
Didi Gutman of Brazilian Girls
Ancient Astronauts
Ana Sia
Team Bayside High
Dani Deahl
DJ Mel
Only Children
Lance Herbstrong

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
  • Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Albums of 2009


    1. The Wooden Birds-Magnolia
    From the ashes of the classic indie band, American Analog Set, rose a new project from former frontman, Andrew “AK” Kenny, called The Wooden Birds. Shifting completely everything he’s done musicially, AK has come out with one of the most surprising releases of the year. Creating a record that is more folk than rock, no songs on the album contain any drums what-so-ever. The bass and vocals really take off and captivate you, the listener. The live sets of the song also include Matt Pond on guitar along with songstress Leslie Sisson. I’m not sure I’ve heard such a heart felt and warm record in the past 10 years.

    2. Julian Casablancas- Phrazes for the Young
    It’s been a long time since we heard from The Strokes as a unified band. A lot of fans were hesitant on the thought of a solo album by the charasmatic leader, Julian Casablancas, putting out music that doesn’t resemble his band at all. What a surprise it was when we found he took his love for a bit of 1980’s dance and incoporated it with his unforgettable voice and lyrics. The end result? One of the coolest records of the year. We’d expect no less from him.

    3. James Husband- Parallax 1
    It took 10 years for multi-instrumentalist and drummer from Of Montreal, James Husband, to create his solo album masterpiece. Husband is in the spotlight for the first time in his career and wow, is he certainly taking advantage of it. Providing one of the best indie pop records of the past year, he lets out a 60’s retro sound that no one can mess with. The end result is something as charming as it seems. Raw, catchy, and glorious.

    4. Alvin Band-Mantis Preying
    Rick  Schaier is not only an amazing drummer and artist, but he is also an extremely talented singer and songwriter. Schaier who spends most of  his time playing drums in The Miniature Tigers has begun a new chapter in his book in the form of ‘Alvin Band,’ this year and completely blew our minds. Blending a retro sound with updated electronics, this is one album you should pick up if you haven’t yet. The catchy hooks and vocals will only leave you wanting more. That my friends, is a good thing!

    5. Bishop Allen- Grrr
    It’s been a long night since Bishop Allen gained attention by two teenagers named Nick and Norah, and fans were at the edge of their seat wondering what the Brookyln line up would come up with next. Taking a further step into their brilliant indie pop sound, the band did not disappoint at all with Grrr. See it as the next chapter in the Bishop Allen movie, one that is bound to have many sequels in store.

    6. Grizzly Bear-Veckatimest
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you may have heard of a little band called Grizzly Bear. Somehow exploding this year, it was certainly one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2009. Every song is flawless. Catchy yet moody. Beautiful in every way. This album describes itself better than anyone ever could.

    7. Bat for Lashes- Two Suns
    Completely out of left field, the lovely miss Natasha from Bat for Lashes surprised us all this year with making a stunning, charming, and beautiful record. The combination of her voice and the spacey background music is enough to send chills down your spine. And it does just that. The haunting track “Daniel” captivated the attention of many, and the rest of the album is able to keep you around.

    8. Flight of the Conchords-I Told You I Was Freaky
    Yes, they are known for writing ‘funny’ songs, but on this record, FOTC became even witty and even more advanced it seems in their writing. Their songs, even though the lyrics are mostly ‘silly’, are composed perfectly from start to end. Jermaine and Bret are really on top of their game with this record. We can’t wait to hear more!

    9. Phoenix-Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    This band always makes a great record, and their 2009 hit was no different. Everyone wanted a piece of Phoenix and boy, did they get them. This classic indie dance pop record was a must have for everyone who ‘knew what’s cool.’ Apparently, this was the world.

    10. Girls-Girls
    An unlikely hit, this retro indie duo shocked us all with such a raw and appealing debut album. This lo-fi record filled with melodies, doesn’t need any frills or thrills to make it great. It hold’s its own firmly which is a hard thing to mess with.

    11. Cass McCombs-Catacombs
    12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Its Blitz
    13. Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    14. Casper and the Cookies-Modern Silence
    15. Headlights-Wildlife
    16. Japandroids- Post Nothing
    17. Cymbals Eat Guitars-Why There are Mountains
    18. Kevin Devine- Brother’s Blood
    19. Joan of Arc- Flowers
    20. Passion Pit-Manners
    21. The Antlers- Hospice
    22. Loney Dear-Dear John
    23. Neko Case-Middle Cyclone
    24. The Mountain Goats- The Life of the World to Come
    25. Dirty Projectors-Bitte Orca

    Modern Mystery’s Top 20 Songs of the Year

    2009 was an incredible year for songs. No doubt about it. Even some of the last minute yearly additions were able to sweep the early year competitors off of their feet. In 2009 there was a surprise around every corner with the quality of songs written. I’m not sure there could have been a better ending to the decade. Check out our Top 20 Songs below!

    1. Matt Pond PA- “Starting”
    2. Wooden Birds- “False Alarm”
    3. Grizzly Bear- “Two Weeks”
    4. The Drums-“Let’s Go Surfing”
    5. The Spinto Band- “Jackhammer”
    6. Sloan-“Take it Upon Yourself”
    7. Vampire Weekend-“Cousins”
    8. Ryan Adams-“Go Ahead and Rain”
    9. Julian Casablancas- “11th Dimension”
    10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-“Zero”
    11. James Husband- “A Grave in the Gravel”
    12. Alvin Band- “Temple Pressure”
    13. Darwin Deez- “Constellations”
    14. Surfer Blood- “Swim”
    15. Bishop Allen- “Dimmer”
    16. Jupiter One- “Flaming Arrow”
    17. Phoenix- “1901”
    18. Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Young Adult Friction”
    19. Japandroids- “The Boys Are Leaving Town”
    20. Julian Plenti- “Games for Days”

    Modern Mystery Holiday Party Part Three

    Welcome to the third installment of our Modern Mystery Holiday party! Today our list is filled with our favorite up and coming indie bands that will be making huge waves in 2010. Sit back with your glass of eggnog and enjoy reading!

    Joe Paolucci-Modern Mystery Writer
    Top Albums of 2009


    Neko Case-Middle Cyclone
    Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
    Kings of Convenience- Declaration of Dependence
    Atlas Sound-Logos
    Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It’s Blitz!
    Yacht- See Mystery Lights
    Wye Oak-The knot
    M.Ward-Hold Time …
    Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse-Dark Night of the Soul
    Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us

    Krista De La Rosa-Modern Mystery Writer

    Top 10 Albums of 2009

    1. Reservoir – Fanfarlo
    2. The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale
    3. Hospice – The Antlers
    4. Actor – St. Vincent
    5. Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
    6. Mean Everything to Nothing – Manchester Orchestra
    7. Hold Time – M Ward
    8. Aim and Ignite – Fun
    9. 2.0 – The XX
    10. My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura

    Ivy Weir- Modern Mystery Writer

    The best albums of 2009 (in Ivy-Noelle’s humble opinion)

    5. God Help the Girl- s/t
    I love Belle and Sebastian…so of course I love this weird indie-musical written by Stuart Murdoch. Catherine Ireton’s voice is absolutely beautiful, especially when giving new life to an old Belle & Sebastian staple, “Funny Little Frog”. Plus, the eponymous track is essentially the themesong to my entire life, haha.

    4. Handsome Furs- Face Control
    I’m in love with Dan Boeckner. And his wife, too! Handsome Furs have a truly unique sound and they’ve perfected that on their second album. It’s different enough from Boeckner’s other band, Wolf Parade, to be interesting- but similar in the repetetive guitar hooks and almost yelped vocals. Seriously great.

    3. The Duchess & The Duke- She’s the Duchess, He’s the Duke
    I almost didn’t give this album a chance, but boy am I glad I did. It’s raw, lo-fi, garage acoustic indie rock goodness. The male vocals are purely rock-n-roll, and meshed with the female back-ups it’s a great, vintage, 1960s feel. The lyrics are blunt and honest and work extremely well with the overall sound.

    2. M. Ward- Hold Time
    In my mind, M. Ward can do no wrong (well…She & Him. But that’s just because of my irrational hatred for Zooey Deschanel). “Hold Time” is classic M. Ward at his best- soaring melodies that somehow still seem as simple as the Appalachian folksongs from which he draws influence. Production value on this album is much higher than his past works, but it works- and Ward’s raspy, unique voice still shines through. Indie superstar collaborations make this one of the best albums of the year, and certainly of M. Ward’s career.

    1. Matt & Kim- Grand
    This is the album that broke Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim onto the mainstream scene- with “Daylight” featured in a Bacardi commercial, many of their hardcore followers accused them of selling out. But who cares? They are making unique, perfect pop music and if they’re also making money, good for them! This album is fantastic- there’s not a bad track on it. The whole thing flows like one crazy dance party from beginning to end. I also had the pleasure of seeing the duo in concert in July, and it was one of the craziest experiences of my life. I hope these two keep making music for a long time.

    5. “All We Want, Baby, Is Everything”- Handsome Furs
    4. “Good Ol’ Fashioned Nightmare”- Matt & Kim
    3. “Insane Lullaby (ft. James Mercer)” -Dark Night of the Soul
    2. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay Z and Alicia Keys
    1. “Two Weeks”- Grizzly Bear

    Tucker Riggleman-The Demon Beat

    Top 10 Albums of the Year

    1. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
    2. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
    4. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
    5. Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP
    6. Dandelion Snow – It’s Just A Bad Dream
    7. Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
    8. Dead Weather – Horehound
    9. Stephen MacDonald & The Okay Win – We Are Bound
    10.Kevin Devine – Brother’s Blood


    1. This record had such a huge impact on me that I braved it to D.C. to catch them at a small club, which is hard to do since I hate D.C. – my car was broken into and I had some valuable things stolen. I was barely upset because their show was so awesome.

    2. I played the fuck out of this record at work last year. I was a hall security guard type of a thing and I would just blare this stuff. Probably didn’t make me seem any tougher. The hooks are monumental.

    3. Took a while to grow on me, but the slow pretty songs are gorgeous and abundant.

    4. Great summer record. “Summertime Clothes” is one of my favorite songs of the past 5 years.

    5. Justin Vernon could shit on a CD and I’d buy it.

    6. Good friends of ours. Myself and BIG BULLET RECORDS helped put this out. I love the way Roger can take a song and make it so everyone feels something.

    7. Their most well-rounded album to date, though I’ll still prefer the old classics.

    8. Raunchy as fuck. Love it.

    9. Another BBR artist, this one from Massachusetts. Steve is heavily influenced by Kevin Devine and I think his record is better than the one Kevin put out this year.

    10. I still liked “Brother’s Blood”, but the demos that KD put out all year leading up the the album are more intimate and better overall in my opinion than the final versions.

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    I’d say going to NYC and making a record in basically a day. It was surreal, and we are overwhelmingly happy with the results. Also, our first trip to NYC in late January was interesting. Jordan had a girl run on stage and stick a vial of weed in his shirt pocket while we were playing. Insane.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Seasonal alcoholic beverages.

    Jordan Hudkins-The Demon Beat


    1. Surfer Blood – “Take It Easy”

    2. Henry’s Dress – “Zero/Zero/Zero”

    3. Flake Music – “Sue Defender”

    4. Kid Cudi – “Pursuit of Happiness”

    5. The Who – “Tattoo”

    6. Librarians – “Hard to Unwind”

    7. Hammer No More The Fingers – “Nobody Knows”

    8. Royal Bangs – “Poison Control”

    9. Weezer – “Let It All Hang Out”

    10. Enigma – “Return to Innocence”

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    The craziest thing that happened to ME this year was a wild rickshaw ride I took in Raleigh, NC. The driver took me and two friends up into a parking garage, and then we sped down the spiral exit ramp. It was like a ROLLERCOASTER. Apparently, this kind of behavior is forbidden for a rickshaw driver, thereby exponentially increasing the thrill-index of our lil’ adventure.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Cranberry Sierra Mist…but I think that is always available now. C’est la vie!

    Adam Meisterhans- The Demon  Beat

    1. i didn’t like any records that came out this year. especially not kevin devine records.
    2. i started taking anti-depressants.
    3. egg-nog.

    Jason Meeks-Binary Marketing Show

    cass mccombs — catacombs
    grizzly bear – vecktimest
    antony and the johnson’s — the crying light
    tUnE yArDs — bird-brains
    jim o’rourke — the visitor
    micachu and the shapes — jewellry
    animal collective — merriweather post pavillion
    bill callahan — sometimes i wish we were an eagle
    st. vincent — the actor

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    i guess it was breaking down in the middle of nowhere ohio while we were on tour and staying with complete strangers that told us their life stories. not to mention, some really weird secrets that we really didn’t want to know about..

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    i suppose the terrible holiday food to be consumed. it’s always fun to eat a 7 course meal that’s probably worth 5000 calories.

    Abram Morphew-Binary Marketing Show

    ennio morricone – la storia vera della signora dalle camelie
    marissa nadler – little hells
    thinguma*jigsaw – (awakeinwhitechapel)
    blair harris – watercolor
    bachelorette – my electric family
    dead man’s bones – dead man’s bones
    circulatory system – signal morning
    bill callahan – sometimes i wish we were an eagle
    two eyes meet redux – pop songs on illusions and tragedies
    cass mccombs – catacombs

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    seeing a naked gentleman painting himself white in a field of burning trash.

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    the silence that follows snow.

    Bethany Carder-Binary Marketing Show

    Sun City Girls- Napoleon & Josaphine
    Alela Diane- To Be Still
    Mount Eerie- Winds Poem
    Castanets- Texas Rose,the thaw and the beast
    Woods Family Creeps- Woods family creeps
    Dear Olive- the ocean the sea
    Diane Cluck- black with green leaves
    Larkin Grimm- Harpoon
    Orion Rigel Dommisse- What I want from you is sweet
    Bacherlorette- my electric family

    Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

    Newton Falls Ohio. Being lifted atop a flatbed, while sitting inside a jeep watching the rapid lights, strange feeling…yes

    What do you love the most about the Holidays?

    Sharing a few moments with the ones ya Love, however far they may be..or near. it’s a swell feeling