NEON INDIAN (USA)
Heart-warped synth wizard Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo returns to Australia on the back of his new album VEGA INTL. Night School (out October 16). "Most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark,” Palomo said in a statement. "People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools.”
Neon Indian first became popular around the turn of the '00s as one of the standard-bearers for chillwave. It wasn't much more than a specific strain of electro-pop, but the songs all sounded like they'd been recovered from half-melted cassette tapes; they tended towards the druggy, groggy, and reflective, and nodded toward dance music without actually becoming danceable. Vega INTL. Night School is the first Neon Indian album since 2011's glitchy, stargazing Era Extrana.