American born Dane Shoegazer Keith Canisius, once of Dream-Pop duo Rumskib, made some waves in the music blog world late last year with his ‘This Time It’s Our High’ album. It seems he’s gearing up for something new as he’s delivering this reMix of his track ‘Where Did You Go All These Years?’ by Ronnie Heart, ex-of Neon Indian fame.
Ronnie’ ‘Creaming’ is a brooding affair that is a bit of a contradiction, a contradiction that somehow seems to work. On the one hand it’s reverb washed Chillwave roots shine though. Floating and dreamlike, both the vocals and the layers of synth sounds, ebb and flow in and out of the track. On the other hand there’s this big post-Kraftwerk Industrial machine beat and tough bassline. It probably shouldn’t work together, but Ronnie Heart makes it work and inadvertently creates Power Chillwave. Not bad for a days work.
Neon Indian has announced the next single from his ‘Era Extraña’ album will be ‘Hex Girlfriend’, a limited edition lime-green vinyl 7” release for this years Record Store Day preceding it’s general release.
‘Hex Girlfriend’ is a pretty raucous nostalgic teenage anthem. Both musically and lyrically reminiscent of days gone by. Alan Palomo layers retro synths with heavy bass and a chilled garage vocal for a real rawness. Despite being mostly electronic ‘Hex Girlfriend’ has a live, grittiness to it that only further brings the mod of the track.
♫ Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend (Radio Edit)
‘Hex Girlfriend’ is taken from Neon Indian’s sophomore album ‘Era Extraña’ and the single will be released generally 28th May.
Neon Indian is offering a few different packages for the release of his sophomore record ‘Era Extraña’ , the top option comes with a custom made three oscillator synth. the PAL198X.
Designed by Bleep Lads and Neon Indian the tine rig allows you to interchange controllers for lots of mucking about. Here a spooky introduction video that was apparently ripped from an mid-‘80’s VHS tape.
Neon Indian’s ‘Era Extraña’ is out 13th September.
Here’s the new track from Neon Indian from his forthcoming album, ‘Era Extraña’.
‘Polish Girl’ is a lush, dreamy summer nights SynthPop track. With the simplest of lead lines Neon Indian buries the melody in your consciousness, becoming a rock for the multi-layered synths and bouncy bass to work their magic. With one foot in Chillwave and the other in the 80’s, ‘Polish Girl’’s laid back nostalgia takes you away to better times.
Here’s the new video by Chillwave supremo Neon Indian. It’s called ‘Heart Attack’ and it features music from his forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2009 acclaimed ‘Psychic Chasms’.
The video, which was shot in Helsinki where much of the new Neon Indian record was recorded, ‘Heat Attack’ is a teaser for the forthcoming full-length album and named after the first of a three part instrumental that will appear on it. the music is sounding pretty rad, nice 80’s grooves and loaded with chilled analog noodling.
Keep your ears to the ground for news.
Neon Indian’s new album is expected sometime late summer 2011.
Neon Indian is re-releasing his critically acclaimed album of last year ‘Psychic Chasms’ as a deluxe edition complete with reMix CD.
The disk features work from the likes of Yacht, Dntel and this reMix of the title track from Valerie staple and all round retro synth genius Anoraak. It’s an interesting study on two different approaches to SynthPop, the original’s dreamy Lo-Fi psychedelia against Anoraak’s 80’s looking, Nu-Disco flavoured, chilled ElectroPop.
We dropped the news of Au Revoir Simone’s forthcoming reMix album last month and now, with the release drawing closer, we can preview some more tracks for you.
With am amazing line up of reMix talent going to town on everyone’s favourite Indie-Electro girls it hard not to get a little exited about the release. Aeroplane’s chilled ElectroPop jam is almost perfect female fronted electronic music for the summer, sounding a little like Freezepop but with more kick. Chillwave (that’s the first time I have used that word on this blog!) pioneers Neon Indian’s reMix is actually very cool. Deep, raw, analog synths flying all over the place is defiantly the way forward for Chillwave (I said it again!). Clock Opera don’t fail to live up to (high) expectation with an intricate and intelligent toy piano led track.