Neon Indian & Miniature Tigers played Governors Island (pics), playing the Studio tonight (win tix, stream it live)
photos by Chris La Putt
DOWNLOAD: Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story (Neon Indian RMX) (MP3)
Erika from Au Revoir Simone joined Neon Indian for a song @ Governors Island
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. They played a live version of the Neon Indian remix of "Another Likely Story". The second half of the song was really good though, as was most of Neon Indian's headlining set. Some in the crowd held glo-sticks and wore headdresses as they danced along to the chill waves being transmitted over the multi-colored, lit-up palmtree-decorated beach that gives everyone a beautiful view of the Manhattan and Jersey City skylines (including the performers who made note of the view at least once).
The Converse-presented "Gone to Governors" show also included entertaining and free sets by Prefuse 73, Dom, Nite Jewel, and late addition, Arizona band Miniature Tigers who were kept secret until after their Friday night Mercury Lounge show with the Spinto Band. At Governors Island, they went on at 8 and played 6 songs. I missed them by a minute (I got there before Nite Jewel went on).
Neon Indian, who produced the track "Gold Skull" on Miniature Tigers' new album, will pair of up with Miniature Tigers again, for a fall tour, and for a semi-secret, private NYC show at The Studio at Webster Hall tonight (8/16). The intimate show will be taped and streamed live by MTV.com.
8pm Miniature Tigers
9pm Neon Indian
I don't know if MT's opening set will also be streamed, but you can check it out if you attend the show which... you can go to for free if you win one of the three pairs of tickets I have to giveaway. Details on how to win those tickets below.
Neon Indian will be releasing "a newly mastered deluxe edition CD and double Vinyl" of their debut album Psychic Chasms "on September 28, 2010 and digitally on August 31 via FADER Label / Static Tongues"...
...The album's new version, which is augmented by Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed, contains nine bonus tracks consisting of exclusive remixes and cover versions by Toro Y Moi, DNTEL, Bibio, Javelin, YACHT and more.
Psychic Chasms was first released on indie-label Lefse Records last October and has since been embraced by numerous critics...
The full tracklist is below, with all Miniature Tigers tour dates, and more pictures from Governors Island...
Nite Jewel played after Miniature Tigers. Then came Dom and then Prefuse 73 and then...
special guest Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone
Neon Indian Tracklisting
Psychic Chasms / Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed
(Static Tongues / FADER Label / Lefse Records) Street date: Sept. 28, 2010
2. Deadbeat Summer
3. Laughing Gas
4. Terminally Chill
5. (if I knew, I'd tell you)
6. 6669 (I don't know if you know)
7. Should have taken acid with you
8. Mind, Drips
9. Psychic Chasms
10. Local Joke
11, Ephemeral Artery
12. 7000 (Reprise)
Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed
13. Deadbeat Summer (Toro Y Moi Remix)
14. Should have taken acid with you (Body Language Remix)
15. (if I knew, I'd tell you) (Javelin Remix)
16. Mind, Drips (Bibio Remix)
17. Terminally Chill (YACHT Remix)
18. Ephemeral Artery (Darby Cicci of The Antlers - Fresh Breath Remix)
19. Psychic Chasms (Twin Shadow Cover)
20. Local Joke (Dntel Mix)
21. Psychic Chasms (Anoraak Remix)
Miniature Tigers - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 15 - The Studio @ Webster Hall w/ Neon Indian, NY, NY (invite-only)
Aug 17 - The Black Cat w/The Spinto Band Washington, DC
Aug 18 - Sonar Club Stage w/The Spinto Band Baltimore, MD
Aug 19 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 20 - The Star Community Bar Atlanta, GA
Aug 21 - The Blackbooth Orlando, FL
Aug 23 - Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Aug 24 - Mango's Houston, TX
Aug 26 - Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Aug 27 - Marquee Theatre w/ Calexico **FREE SHOW** Tempe, AZ
Sep 25 - Sam Bonds Garage Eugene, OR
Sep 27 - Showbox at The Market w/Neon Indian Seattle, WA
Sep 28 - Wonder Ballroom w/ Neon Indian Portland, OR
Sep 30 - Mezzanine w/ Neon Indian San Francisco, CA
Oct 1 - Henry Fonda Theatre w/ Neon Indian Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2 - Club Congress w/ Neon Indian Tucson, AZ
Oct 3 - Black Market w/ Neon Indian El Paso, TX
Oct 5 - Granada Theater w/Neon Indian Dallas, TX
Oct 7 - La Zona Rosa w/Neon Indian Austin, TX
Oct 9 - 40 Watt w/ Neon Indian Athens, GA
Oct 10 - Southgate House w/Neon Indian Newport, KY
Oct 12 - The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
Oct 13 - Metro w/The Walkmen and Japandroids Chicago, IL
Oct 14 - Barrymore Theatre w/The Walkmen and Japandroids Madison, WI
Oct 15 - Cabooze On The West Bank w/The Walkmen and Japandroids Minneapolis, MN
Want a free pair of tickets to Neon Indian & Minature Tigers at The Studio at Webster Hall on August 16th? Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Neon Indian). Include your first and last name. Winners will be picked at random and contacted ASAP. Good luck!