Neon Indian Plays Terminal 5 Tomorrow NightMay 11th, 2012
Neon Indian is the brainchild of composer Alan Palomo. He had been writing and creating music as part of the band Ghosthustler and then as the artist VEGA prior to creating the dreamy lullabies and grinding guitar of Neon Indian. After Palomo missed a date to take acid with a friend—Alicia Scardetta, who now provides Neon Indian’s visuals—he sent her a musical apology called “Should Have Taken Acid with You.” When she responded positively to the tune, it spurred him on to create more. The results of which, Psychic Chasms, were released in 2009 to much acclaim. A second disc, Era Extraña, came out last September and so Palomo is out on the road in support of it. And when playing live, he’s joined onstage by drums, keys and guitar, which you can see for yourself when Neon Indian (above, doing “Polish Girl” for KEXP FM) plays Terminal 5 tomorrow night.