Neon Indian posts teaser clip of new album to prove to us how sunny it isn’t going to be

Neon Indian posts teaser clip of new album to prove to us how sunny it isn't going to be

Ah, updates. Where would we be without them? How else would be know when our friends are proud of some piece of frozen chicken they managed to fry (update: sauté) if they didn’t take an adulation-ready photo of their plate and post it to their Facebook? Or how would I know to take an umbrella to the TMT Offices if ye olde weatherman (update: meteorologist) wasn’t on my TV (update: on the internet) to tell me that I “probably won’t need an umbrella”? Or what about Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, from whom we’ve all been anxiously awaiting an update on the progress of the follow-up album to 2009’s smash album I Do Believe We’re Naked (update: Psychic Chasms)?

Well, thanks to the miracle of updates, we shall wonder no more! After a long winter that involved traveling to Helsinki to begin work on new stuff and coming home into the arms of Lil’ Wayne Coyne to collaborate on the Flaming Lips with Neon Indian (TMT Review) thing, dude finally shared a teaser video yesterday that offers a first listen at a pretty banging little track from the new album, part one of a three-part instrumental called “Heart: Attack.” (You get the subjective/objective word jokes, I hope?) The clip itself, shot and edited by Austin, TX filmmaker Sean Lopez, shows Palomo doing all kinds of awesome indie rock stuff like sighing in sunglasses, getting inspired by old architecture, staring disaffectedly out boat windows, hanging out in a church, and just generally not recording.

As for the fate of the new LP, it has no confirmed title or label at the moment. Palomo is currently in New York tweaking the thing, and the band has a whole summer’s worth of North American dates starting next month. Nevertheless, the band has vowed that it will be released in the fall of 2011, and I feel like musicians are generally known best for their dependability (update: John Lennon sunglasses).


05.14.11 - Dallas, TX - HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival
05.16.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
05.17.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
05.18.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
05.19.11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *^
05.20.11 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret #
05.22.11 - Calgary, AB - The Republik *
05.23.11 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room *
05.25.11 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre *
05.26.11 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
05.29.11 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish @
05.30.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
05.31.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
06.02.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge @
06.03.11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen *
06.04.11 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
06.05.11 - Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Fest
06.06.11 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre *
06.07.11 - Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom *
06.08.11 - Saint Louis, MO - Firebird @
06.09.11 - Columbus, OH - Outland Live @
06.10.11 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Fest Indie Summer Series
06.11.11 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
06.12.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
06.18.11 - Governors Island, NY - The Governors Ball
07.09.11 - Mariaville, NY - Camp Bisco 10
07.10.11 - Ottawa, ON - Lebron Flats

* Sleigh Bells
@ Asobi Seksu

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