Neon Indian has always sounded antiquated, in the sense that one would think it’s 1989 instead of 2009, like on his debut record, Psychic Chasms, that eventually became the forefront of chillwave.
Jump forward a decade, now with three albums past, Neon Indian-frontman Alan Palomo’s has released a short film, 86’d. It tells the story of an Alphabet City deli’s happenings while the main character is waiting for his sandwich tripping on an undisclosed drug. The soundtrack includes the band's “Heaven’s Basement,” a synth and bass induced funk song much like an I-Level single, and suits the no wave themes that cross the same wavelength as early Abel Ferrara films on the seedy NY underground.
If this will be anything like Neon Indian’s future release, then we all should be making neo-noir films to fill the score.