Fun Fest Interviews: Neon Indian

FFFFest2009_neonindianWe continue our Fun Fest interviews today with a few questions and answers from now local Neon Indian. We had the chance to speak with founding member and mastermind of the group Alan Palomo. We talk to Alan about his new project, his work with VEGA, and what his future plans are in this crazy musical world he lives in. Follow the jump for to read this really fun interview. And no, we don’t ask him about video games…

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ACL Interviews: Passion Pit

passionpit_interviewContinuing or ACL coverage today, we are excited to bring you an interview with buzz worthy band Passion Pit.  These guys have been getting a whole bunch of praise heaped on them from numerous sources and we tend to think they deserve that praise.  We recently spoke with Jeff Apruzzese from the band who discusses the hype and buzz surrounding his band.  Of course that’s not all we talk about, but you’ll just have to read more to see it all.

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New Tunes From Neon Indian

nq_19palomoAlan Palomo is a busy busy man who continues to churn out new music under several different monikers.  Shortly after the death of Dallas band Ghosthustler, Palomo went on to form ATH fave band Vega who have been getting all kinds of positive press recently.  Now the man is busy again with new side project Neon Indian. The sounds are similar to what you’d expect and are sure to get you ready for the summer time dance floor.  This track “Terminally Chill” will appear on upcoming album Psychic Chasms due out October 13th on Lefse Records.

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Download: Neon Indian – Terminally Chill [MP3]

Golden Filter @ Beauty Bar (6/10)

the-golden-filter-retailIf you’re looking for a sweet dance party on a Wednesday night, head out to Beauty Bar to wet your appetite.  The lineup for the event features beat makers Golden Filter, ATH favorites VEGA, Harlovve, and locals Learning Secrets.  I’d recommend getting there early as this one is sure to fill up quick.  Doors for the show are at 9pm with entrance costing $5.

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Download: Golden Filter – Solid Gold [MP3]

New Tunes from VEGA

vegatapesAustin’s VEGA is set to release a new digital EP, Well Known Pleasures, on May 19th.  We hyped this band prior to SXSW, and we’re pleased to present you with a new track from the band.  It’s definitely a track to get your boots stomping across the room, so enjoy.

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Download: VEGA – No Reasons [MP3]

VEGA @ Beauty Bar 4/24

april24We ran a SXSW watchlist on Alan Palomo’s new project VEGA, but then missed the band amidst the craziness that is SXSW week.  Lucky for you and me, Beauty Bar is having a VEGA EP listening party along with a live set by the band on Friday night.  Local DJ Prince Klassen will be spinning in-between sets and locals Doneski will provide opening entertainment.  This event is totally free and doors open at 8pm.  This will be a dance party you won’t want to miss.

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Download: VEGA – All To Vivid [MP3]

SXSW Watchlist: VEGA

vegaNo we’re not talking about the Vega from Street Fighter, or Lou Vega, rather the VEGA spelled in all caps.  VEGA is the new project from Alan Palomo who used to front Denton, TX based electro/pop band Ghosthustler.  We’ve always been big fans of the dance beats produced by Ghosthustler so we were excited to hear about this new project from Mr. Palomo.  VEGA sports a lot of the same 80s oriented electronic beats you may be familiar with, but with a unique take on things.  An album/EP is expected from the new project sometime this year.

VEGA will be in town for our little festival in March.  Check with the official SXSW website for official times and dates.

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Download: VEGA – All Too Vivid [MP3]