Beware, future residents of the Residence Inn Marriott in downtown Sacramento: yesterday, Neon Indian lost all of their equipment there, and is looking to recover as much of the stolen gear as possible before an upcoming September tour.
Alan Palomo, the brains behind Neon Indian, posted this list and plea on his MySpace blog yesterday:
If you have any information leading to the finding or replacing of this gear don’t hesitate to contact either my manager Danny (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself (email@example.com). Time is of the essense given the VEGA Grizzly Bear show in NYC and the countless touring dates for both Neon Indian and VEGA beginning early September right around the corner so keep your eyes peeled. If you have a blog or know someone to send this off to, please repost. If you’d like to donate any money to help us return home and begin sorting this out you can do so to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading.
The stolen gear is as follows:
Dave Smith Prophet ’08 synthesizer (limited edition signed w/ red LEDs) (w/ flight case)
Empress Super Delay Pedal
Death By Audio Super Sonic Fuzz Gun Distortion Pedal
BCR 2000 Rotary Midi Controller
Power Adapted for an Akai APC-40 Controller
Shure Gear bag w/ 4 quarter inch Cables
Axiom 250 Midi Controller
Mackie Onyx Satelitte external Audio Interface
Gretsch Catalina elite 18-inch white marine pearl kick drum / Floor Tom
1960s Rogers sea-foam green 14-inch snare (collector’s item)
Black luggage box filled with drum hardware [high hat stand, kick pedal, cymbal stand, floor tom legs, snare stand]
Zildijan new beat high hats
Zildijan Rock crash
ProLine PL-402 2 Tier Double X-Braced Keyboard Stand
Single Tier keyboard Stand
Ampeg BA115 Bass Combo
Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1X12 Guitar Combo
Mexican Telecaster guitar black w/ white pickguard
Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling Orange w/ white pickguard (plastic alien puppets attached to levels or perhaps may have been taken off)
Best of luck to Alan, and to those of you in the Sacramento area, keep your eyes out for an absurd amount of musical equipment.