Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival's Neon Indian Releases Trippy Adult Swim-Directed Video for "Fallout"

Ultra Music Festival band Neon Indian just released an Adult Swim-directed video for new-ish single "Fallout" and it's just as cartoonishly trippy as you'd imagine.



Coming from the minds of the best primetime stoner entertainment on the market, this clip features an animated hottie with pink hair, giant boobs, and a vagina that shoots rainbows at horny grease monkeys. It's very late '80s with bright colors and hard edges, which goes hand in hand with the group's retro sound.




"Fallout" comes off Neon Indian's second album Era Extraña, which is just as full of psychedelic synthpop as its first, 2009's Psychic Chasms. But while the band's 2009 debut was hip for its low production quality (inspiring almost everyone who heard it to start a lo-fi side project), Era is a tad sharper.



The group's musical mastermind, Alan Palomo, created his own mini-synth to use during recording sessions in order to get a totally unique sound. Replicas of the device, called the PAL 198X, were even sold in a special package with the album.



As a live act, Neon Indian has always blurred the lines between electronic group and traditional four-piece band, as evidenced by its choice in tour mates. The outfit's hit the road with acts like Phoenix, Massive Attack, Chromeo, and Sleigh Bells. So its Ultra set on March 23 may leave some Skrillex fans wondering, "Where's

the drop?"



But anyone with a bit more musical maturity would be remiss not to catch their performance. Because Neon Indian will be one of the few acts featuring live instrumentation and that sort of atmosphere is sure to be extremely refreshing amid the

electro DJ madness.



Ultra Music Festival 2012. Friday, March 23, to Sunday, March 25. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are sold out. Visit ultramusicfestival.com.



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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.