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Tonight: Stream Neon Indian's Live Show at Webster Hall!

Neon Indian is doing a live stream at 9pm tonight, and you can watch the haps go down, live here on Sheena Beaston! The gig, if you wanna go, will be held at The Studio at Webster Hall and is part of the MTV Live In NYC series, which also recently did a similar show with The Drums.


Come back here at 9pm ET to watch!




mp3: Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (Apache Beat Remix)



Aeroplane and Neon Indian Remixed Au Revoir Simone's Another Likely Story for Night Light

Night Light is the full on remix album of tracks from Au Revoir Simone's latest disc, Still Night, Still Light. It's due out July 5 via Moshi Moshi, we've already listened in (and loved on) Clock Opera's fix of Tell Me Why, and hooray, 'cause we get to dole out 2 more of the finished fixes to you today.



 On deck, we've got the reworked versions of Another Likely Story from Neon Indian and Aeroplane.


You may already have these in your repertoire, but hey, a little extra beastly love never hurt no one...no sir, no ma'am! Both remixes are fairly true to the original lyrical arrangement, but each outfit rubs up the jawn a little different. I can tell you which is my fave, my I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise of you hearing and deciding for yourself. What fun is that?


Pre-order Au Revoir Simone's' Night Light here.


mp3: Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story (Neon Indian Remix)

mp3: Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)



Win Tickets to TILT's Summer Concert Series with Class Actress, Neon Indian, CFCF and more!

So often, I treat all my NYC readers to all the goods when it comes to free tickets. Hey, sometimes it's easier to get a manhandlin' on the details when you're based in the same city as the event takes place. That said, we fly 'cross the country this afternoon to hit up our beloved Cali-beasts...particularly those of the "city of angels" variety. Free stuff starts now!



In association with Binary and Blowup LA, TILT Magazine is hosting the first of their official summer concert series. June 4 is the date and The Echoplex is the space. So who's all on the bill?


Class ActressNeon Indian, the Los Angeles debut of CFCFLexiconDon, and resident DJ's Short Circuit (Binary) and B.R. round out this night of radness. Live Art by Demonbabies and a photobooth by Young and Sleek cap off the festivities. The event is 18+ and is all of $10 if you're smart to go the pre-sale route.


Don't have the dough to flow? I'm giving away a pair of tickets and you can win 'em, if you're an LA kiddo.


Want to win the tickets to this sweet gig? If you've frequented the contests here before, then you'll know we are cerifiably "twitter-crazy". So start by following us if you aren't already...winners get notified by DM, and the only way we can send you a beastly congratulatory message is if you're on board our tweetable train.


Next, simply copy and paste the below message and hit send in whatever tweeterrific application you use (we're partial to TweetDeck ourselves...)


yo @sheenabeaston, gimme dem tix to the TILT summer concert event!


That's all you gotta do...easy peasy. Contest will remain open until 5pm on Wednesday, June 2, so I'm giving you one week to hit me with your tweets. Go!


mp3: Apache Beat - Tropics (CFCF Remix)




Miniature Tigers and Free Energy Play Bowery Ballroom on May 29

By way of Phoenix, the now Brooklyn-based Miniature Tigers sync up with Philly lads, Free Energy, for a night of rad tunes rooted in power, pop and precision. Beginning next week, the two bands will hit the States on a 10-city tour, which covers everything from Texas straight to our Eastern shores.



Gearing up for their sophomore album, Fortress (July 27), Miniature Tigers hit the road to preview the super slices of awesome held within the disc. Snagging skills from Neon Indian and Morning Benders, the lads have also recently released the Alan Palomo-produced Gold Skull. You can eat up the mp3 below.


Next weekend, the bands come through Bowery Ballroom. Do your ears a favor and get yourt ticket game on at this link. All tour dates below.


May 26 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA

May 27 - The Space - Hamden, CT
May 28 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
May 29 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
May 30 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington DC
June 1 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
June 2 - Snug harbor - Charlotte, NC
June 3 - The Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
June 5 - Eleanor Tinsley Park - Houston, TX
June 6 - Cine El Rey Theater - McAllen, TX



mp3: Miniature Tigers - Mamma Mia (ABBA Cover)

mp3: Miniature Tigers - Gold Skull



Massive Attack, Martina Topley-Bird and Neon Indian Create an Electric Paradise at Terminal 5

"Oh well, the devil makes us sin...but we like it when we're spinning in his grip..." A set of opening lyrics from Massive Attack's Paradise Circus provide a slinky course of wonder throughout every listening experience. And while the UK electronica/trip-hop duo decided against performing the song (off of latest album Heliogland), at last night's stop at NYC's Terminal 5, the sentiment expressed rings pure and true, as Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grantley Marshall (Daddy G) played the role of the dark underlords who held captive a sold out crowd of their most dedicated fans and, dare we say, massive enthusiasts.



With opening acts Martina Topley-Bird and Neon Indian setting the stage for the main attraction, Terminal 5 became a veritable 3-ring circus of the best in eclectic electronica. Topley-Bird began the evening with an utterly sublime set of songs, consisting of looping her vocals and playing keys, drum-pads  and guitar. The singer's unique voice cuts through equally on her recorded tracks as it does live. While her 2008 album, The Blue God, has failed to see a proper US release, having heard songs from the release in this arena proved polished and timeless, while keeping a modern-day nouveau cool mentality.


After, Neon Indian graced the risers with a short set of their most well-known tunes. And while they got cut short before hitting their finale of Ephemeral Artery, Alan, his mates, and his hair were in fine form, keeping the buzz of the building at excited euphoric levels.





Beginning just before 10pm, the lights lowered and a roaring applause rolled through the crowd. As Del Naja took the stage with a full backing band, LED lights and electrics galore, the opening and unmistakable drum hits of United Snakes ushered in the start of a 16-song set, which included 4 encore songs.


Most of the set relied on material from Heliogland, as well as the band's 1998 album, Mezzanine. While the former recorded tracks rely heavily on guest vocals, including Hope Sandoval and Damon Albarn, Topley-Bird, along with Horace Andy and Deborah Miller were welcomed on stage to provide the chorales for Safe From Harm and Girl I Love You, to name a few. A personal highlight for me was the inclusion of Martina on Tear Drop, as she joined the band for a perfect recounting of the haunting tune.


With the lights and sounds displaying a visual assault on all the senses, it's safe to say this was a truly incredible experience. Massive? Yes. Memorable? Most definitely.


Please see full sets of pictures for Martina Topley-Bird (here), Neon Indian (here) and Massive Attack (here). Last night's set list is below a few choice cuts.






United Snakes 
Girl, I Love You 
Future Proof 
Invade Me 
Safe From Harm 
Inertia Creeps 

Splitting the Atom 
Unfinished Sympathy 
Atlas Air 


mp3: Martina Topley-Bird - Poison (Van She Tech Remix)

mp3: Massive Attack - Splitting The Atom

mp3: Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer



Introducing: Breakfast of Champions


So new and oh so rad that they barely have a one-post tumblr and "um, where's the info" Facebook fan page, newcomers Breakfast of Champions are satisfying my hunger with what really counts...their refreshing blend of lo-fi fuzziness and heart-melting music.


Upon first listening to BOC's solitary original track, Body, I was immediately transported to a rose-hued world, one in which you're warm and cold at the same time. Self-classified as "glo-fi", this New York City duo's got a certifiable smash with their urgent desires expressed through both lyrical content and unique arrangement. "Cause your body...ooh I want it..." will easily resonate in any kid who's ever had that unattainable summer crush.


Aside from Body, Breakfast of Champion remixed their definitive influencers, Neon Indian, and their song, Should Have Taken Acid With You. Both cuts are available for free below, but not before you read BOC's bio, which they included in their email.


Conceived in a blizzard in hopes of something warmer, Breakfast of Champions are completing their EP for a spring debut. A music video, remixes, and live show are around the corner.


That's it. If I can ever urge you to jump on board a band you've never laid ears or eyes on, then Breakfast of Champions are the ones to get you started.


mp3: Breakfast of Champions - Body

mp3: Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You (Breakfast of Champions Remix)

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