Neon Indian played last night at Webster Hall to a crowd both eager to hear the live sounds of their new album, and catch a glimpse at the debut of their new visual installation in partnership with Listen and Microsoft. As Neon Indian prepared for their biggest New York show yet, their progressive new visuals were going through test runs behind them, giving Webster Hall a refreshing psychedelic glimmer. After sound-check, frontman Alan Palomo came down to answer questions about new album “VEGA INTL. Night School” and it’s adjoining live graphics.
On how the visuals came about and were created, Palomo explained that “initially there was a lot of reference material, and the idea was to find something that was already kind of inline with the albums aesthetics and a lot of the things I like to do, so it was an ongoing conversation. I didn’t personally code the algorithms myself but I was there every step of the way.” He went on to explain that the project started forming in the summer after he had finished the new album and that he chose all the colours that are seen in the live presentation. Catch Neon Indian on tour throughout North America this fall to hear the vibrant new album “VEGA INTL. Night School” (out 10/16) and its accompanying visuals.