| September 21, 2011
LIVE: Neon Indian, Com Truise
@ Rock and Roll Hotel


Neon Indian returned to DC this past Friday for the first time since riding the hype off Era Extraña. The chillest of the chill brought along Com Truise to open up the night. Seth Haley and co. lit up the venue with their groovy brand of throwback ’80s electronica, sporting plenty of synth and some noticeably-expert percussion. Neon Indian then came on to what at that point was an absurdly-packed crowd. Alan Palomo wasted no time getting into it, kicking things off with a Psychic Chasms favorite, “Terminally Chill,” and quickly following it up with the first single off Era Extraña, “Polish Girl.” The music was great, but my only complaint is that you could hardly hear Palomo’s vocals over the orchestra of synth blaring behind him. Otherwise, the band more than made up for that with an entrancing psychedelic light show, gracefully handling technical difficulties and dropping an overall solid set.

Check out some pictures from the show after the jump, courtesy of Franz Mahr.

STREAM: Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”