Pitchfork Festival 2010, Neon Indian at Bottom Lounge: Photo gallery + live review
Austin-based chillwave project Neon Indian headed up an R.S.V.P.-only, pre-Pitchfork bash at the Bottom Lounge on Thursday night. Giving a tease of its anticipated Festival set (which will draw mainly from the rookie band's debut LP), frontman Alan Palomo and his three-piece band brought their easy, breezy beats to the “terminally chill” crowd, eager to be the first to sway their hips and heads to Indian's summery synths.
Defying the notion that the project is little more than a low-budget, sample-heavy bedroom affair, Palomo stormed the stage in a mass of curls and confidence. Acknowledging his excitement at being included in the Pitchfork festivities, Palomo left the stage and dancing audience in the perfect middle ground between sweaty satisfaction and craving just a little bit more. Paying Pitchfork-goers will have to wait until Sunday evening to trip to the beat—no acid necessary.