SXSW: Neon Indian at Fader Fort
Indie electro-pop outfit Neon Indian revved up an otherwise relaxing afternoon at the Levi's Fader Fort today (3/18) with their crafty combination of samples, synths, keys and other effects that re-created an often-forgotten type of beat buried in the '80s.
Founder and frontman Alan Palomo literally threw himself into his art, pounding at the keys and bobbing to the resulting rhythm.
"We're keeping conversation to a minimum so that we can fit as much as possible in this set," he announced about two-thirds of the way through the 30-minute gig.
The four performers were so obviously enthralled with their work-- particularly Leanne Macomber, who jumped around clapping when she wasn't pecking at her keyboard-- that the excitement spilled over into the audience, which filled the entire tent with dancing and an overall sense of satisfaction.
The short set featured a handful of tracks from the group's debut album, "Psychic Chasms," which hit shelves in October.
Neon Indian will perform their official SXSW showcase tomorrow (3/19) at 11pm at Club DeVille.