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Exclusive Premiere: Neon Indian’s “Mind Drips”

Exclusive Premiere: Neon Indian’s “Mind Drips” (photo)

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For his latest trip, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, sought out a forgotten pre-computer age analog technology with the help of electronics wizards Lars Larsen and Edward Leckie. Together, they created this video for “Mind Drips,” in which a girl slips into a hole in her bed with her big psychedelic teddy bear. After falling through some ether of oscillating waves and colors, she plummets back through her ceiling, presumably caught in some melty euphoria for eternity.

That’s not the crazy wizard part though. These effects were achieved using a device invented by Larsen and Leckie called the LZX Visionary — an analog video synthesizer that manipulates images in the same way an audio synthesizer does for sound. “Mind Drips” is the first music video to utilize this unique machine in which all of the visual effects are recorded in real-time using “abstract pattern synthesis, video feedback, and analog compositing.” If you just geeked out over any of that you will lose your mind at LZX Industries.

“Mind Drips”
Directed by Lars Larsen
Videography by Thomas Humphreys
Physical Effects & Construction by Jonah Lange
Starring Kaylan Drake Burnette
Special thanks to Scott Gelber, Malcolm Welbourne, Ben Aqua, Christine Aprile, Juan Cisneros, Katie Graham, Chad Allen, Tommy Blackburn, Michael Stein and many others.

Neon Indian tour dates

Australia:

Wednesday, December 29 Revolver Upstairs
Prahran/Melbourne

Thursday, December 30 Pyramid Rock Festival
Phillip Island

Friday, December 31 No Years
Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane

Saturday, January 1 Field Day
The Domain
Sydney

Monday, January 3 Happy Mondays
Level 7 Curtin House
Melbourne

US:

Thursday, February 3rd W/ Flaming Lips
Palladium Ballroom
Dallas, TX

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…