Video: Neon Indian – 6669 (I don’t know if you know)

The most chillest spider ever, in a still from Neon Indian's "6669 (I don't know if you know)" video.

Chillwave, or glo-fi, or “bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate what they heard” was sort of the big buzz genre of the past year, however, the great majority of most of these records were, they were released in either the fall or winter months, not truly allowing us to feel them all around. Luckily, I’ve been witness to Washed Out back in May, opening for Beach House, and the true chillwave starter, Neon Indian, play last month at Sonar in Baltimore.

Their new video for “Psychic Chasms” track “6669 (I don’t know if you know)” reminds us of the synth filled nostalgia pop of last year, with a stop-motion film featuring an egg which falls off of a “single strand” of thread, finally hatching into some sort of eye-ball creature, who then cocoons himself, before launching into a spider-esque thing, who proceeds to explore his chillwave jungle.

Bravo Alan Palomo and João Machado, bravo.

View the video here, and also be sure to check out White Hinterland’s electro cover of the song here, decidedly un-chillwave.

-Kevin

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Video: Neon Indian – 6669 (I don’t know if you know)

  1. moe

    Hey,

    Just want to mention you added the wrong link for 6669 director Joao Machado.

    correct link is:

    http://www.joao-machado.com

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