Listen: Neon Indian - Slumlord
Moving to the frontlines of futurist disco revival, Neon Indian has reinvented his sound.
Neon Indian is the musical child of the Brooklyn-based eccentric Alan Palomo. Neon Indian rose to fame in 2009 with their debut album Psychic Chasms, which reached a whopping number 11 on the US Dance Electronic charts. The electronic band have now announced an Australian tour and dropped a fresh tune from their upcoming LP Vega Intl. Night School.
Neon Indian are clearly exploring a new standard of groovy brilliance, stepping away from the indie-electronica of Era Estrana and Psychic Chasms. Following the vintage funk vibes of ‘Annie’, their new single ‘Slumlord’ is a nostalgic, funk-driven cosmic dance party that shows the conceptual reinvention of Neon Indian. The vocals are vaguely similar to ex-collaborator Toro Y Moi, except largely more disco-pop. Also similar to Toro, Palomo's style has moved on from chill-wave to a highly enjoyable form of disco revivalist pop. The bright synth and bass lines are the backbone of this funk explosion and the gloriously hooky chorus would be well delivered into some kind of Blade Runner-esque dance party. Prepare for more Neon Indian because a whole album of this amazing material will be arriving very soon.
Watch out for Neon Indian’s LP Vega Intl. Night School, to be released in October via Pop Frenzy. Neon Indian also bring their live show to Australia this December, with dates in Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and the Meredith Music Festival. Listen to 'Slumlord' below via Souncloud.