Neon Indian live/Deathbed conversion

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Yesterday was do or die. Until then, Neon Indian had continuously underwhelmed me, but I gave it one more shot. Luckily it paid off when I listened to “6669”, just in time for me to see them live at Republic in New Orleans. The performance was at parts sloppy and lacked consistency, but they managed to hit the sweet spot more than a few times. Frontman Alan Palomo was definitely not the highlight of the show. His outfit was a visual nails on chalkboard experience, half young Gene Simmons, half Edward Scissorhands. His movements were jerky like a pubescent, male Elaine Benes, pulled in unnatural directions by invisible marionette strings, clearly tangled. Somehow they pulled it together though, for a couple precious moments, enough to make me disappointed when it all ended after only 6 songs or so. I can’t wait to see this band live after a solid year of touring.

MP3: “6669” – Neon Indian


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2 Responses to “Neon Indian live/Deathbed conversion”

  1. seneth Says:

    i was there as well and completely agree with your review of them. blk jks were a bit more fun to watch.

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