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Neon Indian details new LP VEGA INTL. Night School, his score to an imaginary film

14 August 2015, 09:44 | Written by Laurence Day

Neon Indian - led by mainman Alan Palomo - has announced a brand new double album called VEGA INTL. Night School and shared its lead cut "Slumlord".

The Neon Indian website has also been given a snazzy revamp, and features a phone number fans can call (+1-512-643-VEGA) to access "information about the album, a special voice greeting, and a voicemail that includes snippets of ‘Slumlord’".

Earlier this year, Palomo shared "Annie" while still working on the follow up 2011's Era Extraña.

Palomo says of the record: "Most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark. People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools."

The album was recorded partly on a cruise ship by Palomo alongside his brother Jorge (who worked on the vessel as a house band bassist). Recording the album in a cabin that they'd transformed into a studio, the pair "tracked songs between margaritas as the ship traversed the Bahamas from Florida."

Alex Epton (XXXchange) helped mix the record, with the duo drawing inspiration from pulpy B-movies and films centred in the Big Apple so that Palomo could "score to an imaginary film playing indefinitely at the neglected theaters or porno booths of [his] head."

VEGA INTL. Night School is released 16 October via Transgressive.

Stream "Slumlord" below, and then check out the LP's tracklist afterwards.


1. Hit Parade
2. Annie
3. Street Level
4. Smut!
5. Bozo
6. The Glitzy Hive
7. Dear Skorpio Magazine
8. Slumlord
9. Slumlord’s Re-Lease
10. Techno Clique
11. Baby’s Eyes
12. C’est La Vie (say the casualties!)
13. 61 Cygni ave
14. News From the Sun (live bootleg)

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