Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Psychic Chasms

Neon Indian comes from the mind of Alan Palomo, who was the creative force behind Ghosthustler and spends some of his time on the synth-pop sounds of VEGA. With visual artist Alicia Scardetta he forms the Austin/Brooklyn-based Neon Indian, which made its live debut at the Monolith Festival over the weekend. The debut album Psychic Chasms will drop early next month on Lefse Records. It is the best lo-fi, warbled electro-video game pop I've ever heard. Pitchfork calls it "kind of like MGMT on a ramen budget-- and with less face paint." That makes absolutely no sense to me, but it is pretty funny.

Psychic Chasms is now available for pre-order from Insound. As a bonus if you pre-order the vinyl format, you’ll get the full album in mp3 format on September 28th. Catch them live at the Austin City Limits afterparty at Emo's on October 2, and at Fun Fun Fun Fest on November 7.