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Neon Indian announces new album, shares “Slumlord” — listen

on August 14, 2015, 10:17am

On October 16th, synthpop artist Alan Paloma, aka Neon Indian, will return with his first album in four years. Titled VEGA INTL. Night School, the 14-track effort was written over the course of a year and “brims with funk-centric guitar lines, pronounced Balearic rhythms, and the most elaborate songwriting of his career,” according to a press release. That’s the artwork above.

Due out through Mom + Pop/Transgressive, the follow-up to 2011’s Era Extraña was composed and recorded in a number of places, including a cabin, a cruise ship, DFA’s New York Plantain Studios, and Pure X’s Austin practice space. “Most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark,” Palomo says, reflecting on the album’s recording process. “People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools.”

Our first taste of VEGA INTL. comes with the lead single “Slumlord”, a funk-filled number that might’ve fit right in on Drive’s shadowy soundtrack. Listen in below, followed by the full tracklist and Paloma’s newly announced tour dates.

VEGA INTL. Night School Tracklist:
01. Hit Parade
02. Annie
03. Street Level
04. Smut!
05. Bozo
06. The Glitzy Hive
07. Dear Skorpio Magazine
08. Slumlord
09. Slumlord’s Re-Lease
10. Techno Clique
11. Baby’s Eyes
12. C’est La Vie (say the casualties!)
13. 61 Cygni ave.
14. News From the Sun (live bootleg)

Neon Indian 2015 Tour Dates:
08/21 – Mexico City, MX @ Semana De Las Juventudes Festival
08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
09/12 – El Paso, TX @ Mother of Pearl Block Party
09/17 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
09/19 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival
09/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
09/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Social Hall
09/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Social Hall
09/29 – Manor, TX @ J Lorrain Ghost Town
09/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/01 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
10/02 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/16 – Detroit, MI @ Populux
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/21 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
10/22 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
10/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
11/07 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
11/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
11/11 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer