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Chillwavers rejoice: Neon Indian is back, dreamy synths, retro-pop, and loose curls in all.
His latest release after a nearly four-year hiatus, Adam Palomo’s “Annie” is a catchy summer track that treads the line between breezy, indie-pop and electro 80’s nostalgia, joining the ranks of ambient summer anthems “Deadbeat Summer,” “Polish Girl,” and “Hex Girlfriend.”
Earning the affection of Pitchfork with Psychic Chasms in 2009, and again with Era Extrana in 2011, Neon Indian, along with Washed Out and Toro y Moi, among others, became so embedded in the consciousness of media tastemakers that even the Wall Street Journal was left to question, “Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend?”
But as the “scene” fizzled out almost as quickly as it rose to indie prominence, what wasn’t ephemeral was the listeners’ desire for more records. With a full-length album not far on the horizon and a headline at Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery later in the month, Neon Indian’s highly-anticipated homecoming is certainly off to a bright start.
Check it out after the jump…