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Neon Gold


Neon Gold

Derek Davies and Lizzy Plapinger are the co-founders of Neon Gold, the "it" record label for all things fashionable indie pop. They've assisted in bringing the world artists like St. Lucia, Passion Pit, Marina And The Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Haim, Great Good Fine OK (our favorite EP of the year) etc etc.

Neon Gold host a monthly concert series called Pop Shop, which always feature artists on the brink of blowing up before they actually do. They also have their own music blog, which other record labels pine to get their artists featured on.

Oh yeah, one other thing. You've probably heard of Lizzy's band, MS MR. She's the lead singer. Business in the front, multi-color haired party in the back. Check out the resident New Yorkers restaurant picks below, They frequent all the cool spots, obviously.

neon Gold's "perfect for" picks

Jack's Wife Freda Perfect For: Brunch 224 Lafayette St.

"Our number one brunch spot and go-to for just about everything else too - morning coffee, lunch meetings, take-out, artist dinners... Jack's Wife ticks all the boxes. Can't miss with the Madame Freda or Jack's Breakfast for brunch, Fish a la Plancha or the Chicken Prego for lunch, and the Peri-Peri Chicken for dinner, but it's hard to go wrong with anything here."

Black Seed Bagels Perfect For: Quick Eats 170 Elizabeth St.

"Our friends at The Westway (the official home to all our live events) and The Smile (the official home of just about all our artist dinners) answered our prayers for a decent bagel spot in Soho to grab a quick breakfast near our office. Black Seed has delicious Montreal style bagels and amazing spreads, and as of a few days ago they have answered our second set of prayers and started serving breakfast sandwiches with baked eggs and mile end bacon."

Ramen-Ya Perfect For: Dining Solo 181 W 4th St

"BEST ramen in downtown Manhattan, hands down. No competition. Nothing even comes close. Pork Shio Spicy is the dream."

Café Select Perfect For: Terminal Hangover 212 Lafayette St

“Our number one treatment spot for hungover mornings after late nights at our shows. The rosti topped with black forest ham has saved our lives more times than we can count, far and away the best hangover cure in the game.”

Twitter People

Charli XCX

Charli's one of the raddest, most talented girls we've ever met, and just so happens to be our next album release through Neon Gold this fall.

St. Lucia

Our first ever album signing, NYC's tropical pop king St. Lucia is our number one resource for pastel fashion tips and breezy summer anthems.

Marina & The Diamonds

Our original golden girl, Marina's a tiny lil pop sorceress and one of our favorite humans on the internet.

Magic Man

Magic Man are the best arena band we've ever seen and our favorite source for top notch on-the-road updates and world class vine action.


When she's not running the show with us at Neon Gold HQ, Lizzy moonlights as one half of dark pop-loving, vowel-hating New York duo MS MR.

Chill Sitch

Hands down our favorite thing on the entire internet.

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