Although Emil & Friends‘ “Crystal Ball” was the only song of theirs to make it onto our Top Tracks of 2011 list, there were a number of others off the band’s last full-length, Lo & Behold, that were strong contenders. The album’s lasting impression comes thanks to Emil Hewitt’s — the creative force behind the […]

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For Record Story Day, Alan Palomo–dba Neon Indian–is giving us a special treat; a 10″ release of “Hex Girlfriend” from his latest album, Era Extraña, with a Twin Shadow remix of the song as the B-side. Lately I’ve been experimenting with lo-fi atmospheric electropop, so this Twin Shadow remix expertly fits the bill. The original track […]

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Neon Indian‘s “Fallout” sounds like a lost cut from the Drive soundtrack. The Era Extraña number deserves to accompany Ryan Gosling and his scorpion jacket on night cruises around the city with its 80s attitude, syncopated drum beats and heavy bass. The track got a richly animated video that premiered on Adult Swim today. This psychedelic collection […]

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What can I say about Miami Horror and Benjamin Plant except that I love his curly locks and want him to serenade me with sweet disco tunes. From 2008’s Bravado EP to 2010’s Illumination, Miami Horror hasn’t missed a single dance floor beat, making them the perfect subject for remix treatment from DJ’s and producers everywhere. And […]

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[youtube YnFZq-tuIrU 557 313] Memory Tapes is one of the less talked about chill-wave surfers, but arguably the prototype. In all likelihood, Dayve Hawk would rather not be mentioned in the same sentence with chill-wave … well, too late. However, his music does deserve to stand alone, and his latest effort, Player Piano, out this past […]

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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 […]

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