Neon Indian Played Virgin Free Fest, Deluxe Reissue Out Now, Touring (Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl)

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest 2010 (09/25/10)
Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest
Photo: Jon Klemm

There was nothing laid-back about the midafternoon set of chillwave standard-bearers Neon Indian — except that it took place in the fest’s dusty, trippy Dance Forest, the spot where attendees were most likely to catch a contact high. This Neon Indian wasn’t the same inexperienced group that delighted critics last year with its woozy, retro-minded art pop but disappointed live. Turns out frontman Alan Palomo and his band have significantly pro-ed up, something that was most evident on “Should Have Taken Acid with You.” With its disco pulse and Palomo’s careening, angry-ghost theremin, the song surely killed some buzzes. That was OK: It was tight, energetic, and it got asses shaking. Thankfully, Palomo’s attitude isn’t too rock-star yet. During Pavement’s evening set, he was nodding in the pit along with the rest of us mortals. [Spin.com]

Neon Indian’s debut, Psychic Chasms, was just re-released last week on deluxe CD and double vinyl via the FADER Label / Static Tongues. The new version of the album contains the bonus disc, Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed, which includes nine remixed tracks by Toro Y Moi, DNTEL, Bibio, Javelin, YACHT and more.

Alan Palamo (aka Neon Indian) is currently on tour and he’s playing two shows in NYC before he heads off to Australia for some festival dates. Tickets are still on sale for the October 29 show at Brooklyn Bowl and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Oct 7) for the newly added CMJ show on October 23 at the Bowery Ballroom (Buy Tickets).

More Neon Indian tour dates and photos from Virgin Free Fest after the jump.

Neon Indian 2010-2011 Tour Dates
Oct 06 Groundhall Houston, TX #
Oct 07 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX #
Oct 08 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA #
Oct 09 40 Watt Athens, GA #
Oct 10 Southgate House Newport, KY #
Oct 11 Metro Chicago, IL !
Oct 12 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON %
Oct 14 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV *
Oct 16 Icelandic Airwaves Iceland, Iceland
Oct 23 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY ^ (On Sale 10/7 @ 12:00PM)
Oct 29 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY ^
Oct 31 Asheville Civic Center Asheville, NC
Nov 05 Emerson Suites Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
Dec 30 Pyramid Rock Festival Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Dec 31 No Years Brisbane Powerhouse Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
Jan 01 Field Day Sydney, New South, Australia

# w/ Prefuse 73 and Miniature Tigers
! w/ Prefuse 73 and Class Actress
% w/ Class Actress
* w/ Chromeo
^ w/ Dom and Wild Nothing

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest 2010 by Jon Klemm
Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

Neon Indian at Virgin Free Fest

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