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Neon Indian announces new album, shares “Slumlord” — listen

VEGA INTL. Night School, his first LP in four years, arrives in October

    On October 16th, synthpop artist Alan Paloma, aka Neon Indian, will return with his first album in four years. Titled VEGA INTL. Night School, the 14-track effort was written over the course of a year and “brims with funk-centric guitar lines, pronounced Balearic rhythms, and the most elaborate songwriting of his career,” according to a press release. That’s the artwork above.

    Due out through Mom + Pop/Transgressive, the follow-up to 2011’s Era Extraña was composed and recorded in a number of places, including a cabin, a cruise ship, DFA’s New York Plantain Studios, and Pure X’s Austin practice space. “Most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark,” Palomo says, reflecting on the album’s recording process. “People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools.”

    Our first taste of VEGA INTL. comes with the lead single “Slumlord”, a funk-filled number that might’ve fit right in on Drive’s shadowy soundtrack. Listen in below, followed by the full tracklist and Paloma’s newly announced tour dates.

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    VEGA INTL. Night School Tracklist:
    01. Hit Parade
    02. Annie
    03. Street Level
    04. Smut!
    05. Bozo
    06. The Glitzy Hive
    07. Dear Skorpio Magazine
    08. Slumlord
    09. Slumlord’s Re-Lease
    10. Techno Clique
    11. Baby’s Eyes
    12. C’est La Vie (say the casualties!)
    13. 61 Cygni ave.
    14. News From the Sun (live bootleg)

    Neon Indian 2015 Tour Dates:
    08/21 – Mexico City, MX @ Semana De Las Juventudes Festival
    08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
    09/12 – El Paso, TX @ Mother of Pearl Block Party
    09/17 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    09/19 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
    09/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
    09/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Social Hall
    09/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Social Hall
    09/29 – Manor, TX @ J Lorrain Ghost Town
    09/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    10/01 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
    10/02 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
    10/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    10/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    10/16 – Detroit, MI @ Populux
    10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    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
    11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

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