Best & Worst Moments of SXSW: ...

BEST. PERIOD: NEON INDIAN Backed by a rubbery live band, Neon Indian mastermind Alan Palomo played a set of rinky-dink synth pop that built a pastel pleasuredome out of squiggly synth lines, chintzy keyboard, brittle guitar, and a charmingly stiff beat. Songs like the aptly-titled "Terminally Chill" give off a sense of woozy childlike glee, as if they were composed by a nerdy nine-year old who loves 1999 -era Prince, doing the robot, and the occasional acid trip.

-- DAVID MARCHESE BEST THROWBACK: DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS If the band names Gang Green and SS Decontrol mean anything to you, you likely would have gotten a kick (in the head) out of this apparently ad hoc supergroup of sorts, featuring lead screamer ....
From 'Spin'
11:14 p.m. Saturday 20th March 2010 EST
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