When Neon Indian last came to Miami, in October 2009, they had just plowed through the blogosphere as the mysterious darlings of chillwave on their way to Pitchfork permanence. “Deadbeat Summer” was on everyone’s playlist and the band from Denton, TX, was arguably the country’s hottest new indie thing. On Dec. 1, they’ll return as the undisputed kings of the hotly disputed genre to perform at Bardot during Art Basel, according to neonindian.com.
Led by Mexican-born Alan Palomo, Neon Indian have toured with some of South Florida’s best. They summoned West Palm’s Sumsun, a chillwave duo whose music channels Palomo’s style, to the West Coast late last year for a few dates on a bill that also included Sleigh Bells. Back in ’09, ANR played three Florida shows, including the Oct. 15 midnight set at Rok Bar, with Neon Indian in support of the Miami duo’s sophomore release, Hearts. (Neon Indian also collaborated on the debut album of electro-pop band Miami Horror, but they’re from Australia.)
After releasing their invigorating debut Psychic Chasms in 2009, a couple of EPs (one with the Flaming Lips), and dozens of remixes, Neon Indian will finally release their follow-up full-length, Era Extraña, on Sept. 13, giving them a few months to get it down to a science before they light up Bardot in December. Stay tuned for more show details in the coming months. In the meantime, here’s the first single off of Era Extraña.