colorful chillwave artist and flaming lips collaborator neon indian has dropped a black and white video teaser instrumental from the bands forthcoming new album “heart: attack”. its not neon but is it chill?
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.
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)?