Neon Indian – “Era Extraña”

Released September 13th, 2011 by Mom & Pop / Static Tongues

Neon Indian is what happens when indie hipsters listen to a lot of MGMT and think, there is not enough chiptune sound on these records. Frontman/Composer Alan Palomo pulls obvious influence from European electro, as well as the aforementioned MGMT and Crystal Castles, but mixes in a very defined chillwave vibe.

Tracks like “The Blindside Kiss” sound like a mix between the soundtrack to “Rad Mobile” and the score to any 80’s movie scene where the hero drives off after breaking up with the girl he loves. It’s a weird mix of sounds and feelings that mesh together pretty well.

The whole record has a cruising on the highway vibe to it. It’s moody without being depressing, and while listening to it, I feel like I’m being propelled. It’s not the kind of record that makes everyone stand up and hit the dance floor, but if you’re looking for something to get you through your long day at the office, then this is a good place to start.

You can listen to a track here:
fallout // neon indian

All in all, I give this album a rating of “Ch”.