Being a latecomer to the Neon Indian fan club, I soon realized why the band has such a strong indie following -- I was entertained throughout the night by a fresh range of music that kept me on my toes the entire night. From the first song, frontman Alan Palomo had me feeling like I was in the dance scene from 500 Days of Summer and minutes later I had the sense that I could have been at an Earth Wind & Fire show. Neon Indian is fun and funky, people.
It was a blessing to be new to the band as the majority of his songs were from the new album -- yet that didn't phase the dedicated crowd at all. Paloma was humbled by the energized crowd who were particularly delighted to dance to his new hit "Annie," which the band had performed the night before on The Tonight Show.
The night ended with an aggressive dance off to the band's most popular hit "Polish Girl," which was just as wonderful live as I would have hoped. All in all, it was a wonderful night at the 9:30 Club and Vega Intl. Night School is sure to be on our album rotation this fall.
Next Up: Caleb is hanging out at Charged Up Festival with B.O.B. and more on Saturday!