NEON IN­DIAN

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - JIM CAR­ROLL

There is now a name for the lat­est game in in­die rock. “Chill­wave” de­scribes those low-fi elec­tropop new­bies who deal in hazy, stoned, warped retro grooves. Join­ing Washed Out and Mem­ory Tapes in the chill­wave box­room of fame is Alan Palomo, a film stu­dent from Austin, Texas. As Neon In­dian, Palomo’s work slots in with those oth­ers, blur­rily seek­ing to reimag­ine a pop post with loose, out-of-kil­ter sounds and vo­cals. Yet, as the stand­out track Dead­beat Sum­mer shows, Palomo will also find a de­fin­i­tive groove in the mid­dle of those woozy sounds and fol­low­ing it to its log­i­cal con­clu­sion. Again and again he pulls sounds to­gether – a lit­tle My Bloody Valen­tine gui­tar shim­mer here, some beau­ti­fully lay­ered elec­tron­ics there – and adds enough hooks to leave you want­ing more. Catch Neon In­dian at Dublin’s Academy on De­cem­ber 9th and Cork’s Opera House on the 10th. www.mys­pace.com/neonin­dian

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