July 2, 2009

Seems Chill/Not Chill

Well, we can finally pursue other mysteries* - it seems Neon Indian is composed of none other than VEGA's Alan Palomo..."Orbiting around the themes of drug induced heartbreak, weary afternoons, and lost chances, this music provides a lush soundtrack to the deadbeat exploits of teenage ennui. Neon Indian's bedroom ballads have already forged the upcoming Psychic Chasms, the debut full-length, set for release this fall." Assuming ennui means lack of interest or boredom, then yes, this is an accurate description of what you're hearing.

If VEGA is "dreamwave," then we will call this "chillbrocore."

Neon Indian - Terminally Chill

Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer

*Here are some clues for the next mystery I'm working on: A tiny submarine that flies through the air...A half-dollar worth five thousand dollars...Some tipsy birds...A world that fits in the palm of your hand...And a case that turns out to be a real can of worms! (via Encyclopedia Brown on my summer reading list)

If you're not into chillbrocore, new unreleased VEGA joint "Kyoto Gardens" can be found in this mix courtesy of VEGA and Nicky Digital. "This was made in a single unit surrounded by kangaroos on the outskirts of Melbourne working with my dear friend Miami Horror. The frantic sound of hopping brought to mind the similar bubbling of arpeggiated basslines and bouncing tom fills. They made the mix; I was merely dictated by their beat-juggling nature. This mix also premieres my track 'Kyoto Gardens.' Enjoy! Or don’t." - AP

VEGA's Pregame Jamz

Miami Horror Vs. Dan Hartman - Starmaker
Gary Low - You Are Danger (Romeo Erotic Re-Edit)
B.W.H. - Livin Up (Putsch 79 Remix)
Casco - Cybernetic Love
Lifelike - L.O.V.E. Is What You Need
New Edition - Cool It Now
Alan Braxe/ Fred Falke - Arena
VEGA - No Reasons
Sebastian Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Itao 84’ Remix)
Kano - It’s A War (Serge Santiago Re-Edit)
Dynasty - I Don’t Want To Be A Freak (Lmr Edit)
Breakbot - Penelope Pitstop
Rhigeria - Vamos A La Playa
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)
VEGA - Kyoto Gardens (Unreleased)

illustration via shantz

Bros I Want To Chill With Vol. 1
Bros I Want To Chill With Vol. 2


Jonathan Gelatt said...

whatever happened to the illustrated Encyclopedia B. covers? I don't like the look of that kid.

Anonymous said...

i love kyoto gardens

Anonymous said...

i love bro-fi

Anonymous said...

Bro-fi is lame.