Wednesday night, my friend Karina and I attended a session of Neon Indian’s Night School.
This is the first time I went to a concert before hearing all the song’s from an artist’s upcoming album, and I was not disappointed.
Karina and I started the night out with some drinks. I got Sex on the Beach and she had Hpnotiq.
Neon Indian’s opening acts were Hannah Cohen and Tamaryn. I’m not a fan of either of their music but they’re both very interesting performers. Hannah Cohen sang songs like “Fake It” and “Keepsake” with a very light, high ranged voice that’s always in slight discord. Tamaryn has more of a rockier shoegazing vibe, and she performed some songs off her album Cranekiss such as the album’s self titled track and “Hands All Over Me.”
Neon Indian came out in all white a little after 10PM. He played songs like “Annie,” “The Glitzy Hive,” and “C’est La Vie (say the casualites)” from his new album Vega Intl. Night School, as well as an old favorite, “Deadbeat Summer.”
At one point during the night he expressed his love for New York. “I spend a couple of months in California, and as soon as I got off the plane I was like ‘F*ck this, man. There’s no place better than New York.” He then proceeded to play my favorite on the new album, “Slumlord.”
He closed the show with “Polish Girl,” the first song I ever heard from Neon Indian. I was a little tipsy from my drink by then but I still danced like crazy. Karina and I couldn’t stop singing the song’s chorus on the way home from the show.
If you haven’t already listened to Neon Indian’s new album that just dropped on Friday, check it out over on Spotify!