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Wall Street Journal: How are you adjusting to the move from Austin to New York?

Alan Palomo: New York has a really funny way of lighting a fire under your a** and keeping you in that state of mind where you have to be creative just to even survive. Whereas I feel like Texas, as much as I love it, it's so laid back it inspires a breed of meandering.

WSJ: Are you feeling pressure to keep up the momentum?

Alan Palomo: As soon as we're off tour in late October, I'm going to start writing the new Neon Indian record. And I'm already halfway done with the VEGA record. I figure for the Neon Indian record, I need to get out of New York, given that I have so many friends there. I need to throw myself into that state of mind that helped spawn the first one, which is to isolate myself in some city that I don't know much about. The fantasy is Helsinki.

Neon Indian's pre-Helsinki tour includes that free, current-hometown show at Governors Island on August 14th, and that Converse-presented "Gone to Governors" show now has openers, and they are Nite Jewel, Prefuse 73, and Dom.

And this past weekend, while Dom was playing the Siren Festival (Apache Beat too) (they did the remix you can download for free above), Alan was busy in Chicago hanging out and then playing the 2010 Pitchfork Festival (Neon Indian's set was on Sunday). Some more pictures from his Pitchfork set, and all NI dates, below...

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Neon Indian - 2010 Tour Dates
07/25 San Francisco, CA All Shook Down Festival
07/30 Boston, MA House of Blues !
07/31 Montreal, QC Metropolis !
08/14 New York, NY The Beach @ Governor's Island
09/19 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
09/21 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre *
09/22 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater *
09/23 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail Event Center *
09/25 Baltimore, MD Virgin FreeFest
09/26 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum *
09/27 Seattle, WA Showbox
09/28 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
09/29 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
10/01 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
10/02 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
10/05 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
10/09 Athens, GA 40 Watt
10/11 Chicago, IL Metro
10/12 Toronto, ONT Lee's Palace
10/14 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues !
* = w/ Phoenix
! = w/ Chromeo
# = w/ Dam Funk

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Comments (24)

Geez I wonder if he lives in Hipsterville.....

he looks exactly like a hipster

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 7:19 PM

Ava Luna, Total Slacker and Weekends @ GLASSLANDS >>TMRW>> wed July 21st! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 7:23 PM

whoa fox on the ivories

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 8:38 PM

14:59

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 8:47 PM

prefuse 73 opening?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 8:56 PM

opera man!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 9:22 PM

he contradicted himself in back to back answers and didnt even notice. New York is a place that forces him to be creative... oh wait, its not, he has to go to helsinki...

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 10:33 PM

yeah prefuse 73? really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:00 PM

nicest guy around

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:34 PM

they are surprisingly good live. his band is really fun to watch, they all blend very well. also, Etienne from Real Estate randomly appeared on stage during their set at P4K and did a stage dive. That was the best part.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 12:09 AM

I feel like he held a casting call for his band – it's kind of ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 12:28 AM

Douche from Texas, LOST in the internets

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 1:04 AM

Buy a fucking t-shirt that fits. Jesus. Is it so fucking hard to dress yourself? Children.

And, hey, Total Slacker pimping themselves more! Crazy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 1:11 AM

jew fro needs to die....trust fund baby how you afford that moog pedal? yea thats right your mommy and daddy bought it...same way you can come from texas to ny overnight

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 1:18 AM

a lot of you guys are very bitter, you know that?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 2:12 AM

the only way to get from texas to nyc is a trustfund, not albums or late night appearances or tours

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 7:10 AM

He looks like a young Michael Stipe circa 83!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 7:12 AM

man... that oversized shirt is just plain ridiculous.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 9:56 AM

This man makes music poorly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 10:24 AM

What am I doing wrong? I live in NY and don't have a trust fund.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 10:30 AM

If all hipsters in hipsterville dress the same, is it still hip? Doesn't it just make it mainstream and plain normal then?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 10:32 AM

so who's the keyboardist?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 1:20 PM

WHOA?! all this hating? The dude makes music, he likes making music, he's popping off, etc.. Let him do what he does.
Who cares if he has a trust fund or not? I never had a trust fund or rocked a size XXXXXXXL shirt but damn, I'm not going to hate for it. All I'm saying is this; Neon Indian and I make love a lot Ok?
I did all of the styling/wardrobes for them, I wish more people would just hold me, hug me and pay me. XO, Brenda Wilthrops

Posted by Brenda Wilthrops | July 22, 2010 9:42 AM

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