Neon Indian Debuts Short Film “Slumlord Rising”
For Fans Of: Com Truise, Toro Y Moi, Geographer, Washed Out, Small Black, Cut Copy
Coinciding with last weeks’s release of the acclaimed new album VEGA INTL Night School, Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) has shared an epic short film “Slumlord Rising.” Opening with a stunning continuous four minute tracking shot, the film delves into the seedy, and sometimes blood-soaked, Los Angeles nightlife world. Co-directed by Palomo and Tim Nackashi, the film is presented as part of a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, arriving in conjunction with a complete oral history of VEGA INTL Night School featuring the voices of 14 of the album’s contributors.
The new video arrives alongside a relaunch of Neon Indian’s hotline number, which was originally introduced in August to give fans a taste of the new material. Fans who call +1-512-643-VEGA will hear a special greeting from Alan and be sent a preview gif of the video.
In the weeks surrounding the record’s release, VEGA INTL Night School has garnered a Best New Music review from Pitchfork, yielded an energetic live performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and inspired a slew of features from FADER, COMPLEX, Paste, Fast Company,Village Voice, VICE, Slant, DIY, SPIN, NPR First Listen, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum and more.
“The most deluxe, comprehensive Neon Indian album yet.” – Pitchfork
“Palomo peels back the layers of psychedelia that have sometimes obscured his work in the past, striving for a directness that results in the most crystallized – and accessible – version of his aesthetic yet.” – Rolling Stone
“This is not only Neon Indian’s best record, it is one of the best of the entire year.” – The 405
“A grizzly splendor of spindled guitars and futuristic synth lines, while vocally he reaches for an intone that could reasonably pass as Prince in braggadocio form.” – Under The Radar
“The album rewards investment in its world, and that world feels fully realized – alive, even.” – The Verge
2105 Tour Dates
10/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/22 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
10/23 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
11/07 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
11/10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/11 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
11/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer