neon indian release music video that looks like how their music sounds

photo credit: dagny piasecki

neon indian are slowly milking the release of their “psychic chasms” album which was seemingly released yeeeeears ago by unveiling a new music video for the song “mind drips”.

the song is an ever-fresh loopy, synthy, chill-wavey anthem of sorts that captures the essence of chillwave. the video similarly succeeds in capturing the chillest of chill neon waves by looking every bit like the song sounds.

well done i guess.

is the music industry in danger of running out of band names?

in these modern times of fail whales, groupons, social graphs, and cell phone providers still sucking ass, there has been an abundance of too-similar band names colliding in my itunes library (ALL legally acquired of course)…

twin shadow/twin sister/eagle twin, deerhunter/the dear hunter/deerhoof, the black keys/black lips/black mountain/black kids/black angels/black rebel motorcycle club, neon indian/neon trees/neon neon, crystal castles/crystal antlers/crystal stilts, memory tapes/memory house/beach house, sweet cobra/black cobra, black breath/death breath, gold panda/hot panda, etc. etc. etc.

this collision course has paved the way for bands to come up with names that are entirely unpronounceable, sometimes containing characters that may not even exist on your regular qwerty computer keyboard like SUNN O))), oOoOO, !!!, ///▲▲▲\, SLEEP ∞ OVER, †‡†, ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ, etc…

are we running out of band names? are bands fucked? our music fans fucked? is the music industry fucked (up)?