Neon Indian

Neon Indian (10:00 PM)

Com Truise (9:15 PM)

Purity Ring (8:30 PM)

Fri, September 30, 2011

8:00 pm


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Neon Indian - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Neon Indian
Neon Indian is Alan Palomo, the Mexican-born, Texas-raised, 21-year-old synth-wizard who learned his production chops as part of Ghosthustler and honed them as VEGA. In October 2009 Neon Indian released his critically heralded debut album, Psychic Chasms, nearly anonymously and drew wild speculation for months. As Neon Indian, Palomo has made an art of leaving out the details and letting the world draw its own conclusions… which is very much the case with the lyrics to his the single, "Sleep Paralysist."

Neon Indian formed from a batch of off-the-cuff recordings that weren't quite right as VEGA songs. It turned into something much larger than the sum of its parts. The name itself was invented by Palomo's former band-mate and high-school friend who, in a round-about way, was the inspiration behind the project's first track "Should Have Taken Acid With You" on Psychic Chasms. Not long after the music was released, Gorilla Vs. Bear blogged about it, Grizzly Bear tweeted their fan-dom, and Pitchfork sealed the deal when they bestowed "Deadbeat Summer," and Psychic Chasms with their Best New Music honor. "The project really finds its groove," wrote Pitchfork, "nailing perfectly the essence of woozily nostalgic synth pop." Neon Indian was outted and all of a sudden what started as a careless outlet for ideas too offbeat to fit the VEGA mold, had gone and defined a genre.

Neon Indian's sound is as Palomo describes it, "Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter. The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories." Psychic Chasms intentionally captures the sound of records stored in sunlight and played to the breaking point. The album is a melting pot of hazy, lo-fi, sun kissed, electro-pop sounds that come together to form a kaleidoscopic collection of esoteric and inspiring songs.
Com Truise - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Com Truise
Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk".

Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
Purity Ring - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Purity Ring
Purity Ring is the futuristic pop project of Corin Roddick and Megan James. Purity Ring makes lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s r&b, lush dream pop, and the powerful immediacy of the very best modern indie pop. Megan James’ remarkable voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Roddick’s carefully chopped beats, trembling synths, and past her perfect counterpoint – a ghostly pitched-down vocal which both underscores hooks and renders the entire musical backdrop beautifully alien.

The band erupted out of the gates in early 2011 with its first single “Ungirthed” b/w “Lofticries”, released on notable UK label Transparent, garnering praise from tastemakers such as Pitchfork (who awarded Best New Track to the A-side), the Guardian, and the FADER.

Purity Ring runs with the shadowy Canadian future-pop coven Hovercraft. As it readies its first album, t
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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