NEON INDIAN PLAY THE PHOENIX TUESDAY
Story by Kate Davies
Photo provided by Neon Indian
What better way to kick off the start of four glorious months of warmth (hopefully!) than a live show whose vibe captures our longing for those sticky days and hazy nights of the summer? Thanks to their heady rhythms, addictive melodies, and soothingly muted vocals, Neon Indian does just that.
Having released two albums since their creation in 2009, Neon Indian is the brainchild of 23 year old Mexican-born Alan Palomo. Their debut album, Psychic Chasms, was released to rave reviews from Pitchfork, NME, and Rolling Stone, with the latter naming them “one of the hottest new bands of 2010”. Moving to Helsinki for four weeks, Palomo wrote his second album (Era Extraña), which was released last fall to equally positive reviews from Metacritic (76/100), Pitchfork (7.9), and NME (8.0). Neon Indian successfully masters the art of feel by appealing to both our excitement and our melancholy. Their music inspires those who love to sweat out their energy on the dance floor as much as the ones who just want to lay back, relax, and enjoy the sounds.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should go to their concert this Tuesday in Toronto, I’m saying…you must!