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Neon Indian announces new LP & tour w/ Purity Ring (2 new videos, cover art & lots of dates)

Back in April, we mentioned that Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) was working on a new LP, though little information was available. It's since been revealed that the album will be titled Era Extraña and will be released "on Palomo's own Static Tongues imprint in conjunction with Mom + Pop Music in North America, Transgressive Records in the United Kingdom and Europe, Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia and Big Nothing Records in Japan...

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What’s going on Thursday?

Devotchka @ Fontana's during CMJ (more by Chris La Putt)

today in NYC
* Wally Shoup @ The Stone
* Bob Schneider @ City Winery
* Nellie McKay @ Feinstein's
* The Snowdroppers @ Southpaw
* Bag Raiders @ Santos Party House
* J Mascis, Kurt Vile @ Mercury Lounge
* Jarboe, Vampillia, Man's Gin @ Europa
* Donald Glover @ Union Square Theater
* Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
* Ellie Goulding, The Knocks @ Webster Hall
* Brother, Devin Therriault @ The Rock Shop
* Cold War Kids, No Age, Baths @ Terminal 5
* Silje Nes, Yellowbirds, Ivana XL @ Glasslands
* Tik Tok, Feral Foster, Radio Jarocho @ Zebulon
* Diamond Doves, Last Good Tooth @ The Rock Shop
* DeVotchKa, Mariachi el Bronx @ Highline Ballroom
* The One & Nines, Fairmont, The Shake @ Maxwell's
* Daorum @ Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium
* East of The Wall, Meek Is Murder, Wizardry @ Union Pool
* Soft Circle, Lichens, Skint, Hiro Kone @ Public Assembly
* Alexi Murdoch, Sam Amidon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Big Troubles, Twerps, Guy Blackman, The Hairs @ Cake Shop
* Delay, Nude Beach, New Creases, Big Soda @ Death By Audio
* The Bamboo Kids, 45 Adapters, The Mess Around @ Union Hall
* Keren Ann, Barbara Browning @ Barnes & Noble Union Square
* Glassjaw, Vision of Disorder, Mind Over Matter @ Best Buy Theater
* Mount Kimbie, Jamie Woon, Muramic, Com Truise @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Black Swans, Woodsy Pride, Zachary Cale, Admiral Porkbrain @ Littlefield
* Vidulgi Ooyoo, Galaxy Express, Idiotape, Big Phony, Kite Operations @ Knitting Factory
* Controlled Bleeding, Whoarfrost, Black Cosmic Mother, Zilmrah, Casper Electronics @ Silent Barn
* Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys...

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Neon Indian & Miniature Tigers played Governors Island (pics), playing the Studio tonight (win tix, stream it live)

DOWNLOAD: Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story (Neon Indian RMX) (MP3)

Special guests are usually show highlights, and this time was no exception though Erika Forster's appearance on stage with Neon Indian on Governors Island was a bit marred by the fact that you could barely hear her at first...

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an interview w/ Memory Tapes (who plays MHOW Saturday)

DOWNLOAD: Memory Tapes - Green Knight (Creep remix) (MP3) (via)
DOWNLOAD: Memory Tapes - Bicycle (MP3)
"For a guy who's never been on tour before, Dayve Hawk's Memory Tapes does a much better job than many bands well-versed in live performance...

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Small Black played the Bell House w/ Washed Out (belated pics), playing Mercury Lounge & other tour dates

opener, Washed Out, one-man band Ernest Greene, also showed command in his performance, which is a challenge for a solo artist/performer. The music was literally ringing, as he vibrated the venue with synthesizers and looped vocals...

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti played Mercury Lounge with R. Stevie Moore (pics & video) & Viva Radio (video)

DOWNLOAD: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round & Round (MP3)

"Ariel Pink completely obliterating to the max at mercury lounge! and being wasted on top of that is a plus plus pus...

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Memory Tapes, Twin Sister, DOM & ZAZA are playing the BV Northside Fest showcase (and other dates) ++ MP3s, video

DOWNLOAD: Memory Tapes - Bicycle (Little Loud Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dom - Jesus (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Memory Tapes - Bicycle (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Twin Sister - Lady Daydream (Cassette Version) (MP3)

Memory Tapes @ The Bell House in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

I'm happy to announce the BrooklynVegan Northside Festival showcase, happening on Saturday, June 26th at Music Hall of Williamburg with Memory Tapes, Twin Sister, DOM and ZAZA...

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Washed Out & Small Black @ Mercury Lounge
Benjamin Lozovsky

Washed Out & Small Black add more shows, Beach House too

Washed Out @ Mercury Lounge (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

Washed Out and Small Black, whose March & April tour together already brought them to Mercury Lounge for two nights and to Music Hall of Williamsburg for one, have more shows scheduled together...

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Toro y Moi robbed after last night’s Brooklyn Bowl show w/ The Ruby Suns – 4 shows cancelled

Toro y Moi @ Brooklyn Bowl - 3/26/10 ()

Toro y Moi is currently on tour with The Ruby Suns. Last night (3/26), was their NYC show at music venue and bowling alley Brooklyn Bowl (where the Grates play tonight)...

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Neon Indian, Toro y Moi & MNDR played Mercury Lounge – pics

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Going by phone/digital camera clips I'd seen online, I wasn't expecting what I got from Neon Indian Tuesday night. This genre called "chillwave" seemed to me all but doomed to ever really work well in the live setting -- not only is it all lo-fi and bedroomy, but Alan Palomo's peers (Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Memory Tapes) didn't make the decision to recruit a live band...

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