Era Extraña Neon Indian
Reverb, distortion, and then some. Welcome to the lo-fi world of Neon Indian’s sophomore long player, “Era Extraña.” Alan Palomo delves into the darker depths of eighties’ synth pop, featuring krautrock motorik beats and psychedelic noises, textures and soundscapes. Influences from The Jesus & Mary Chain, Spacemen 3 and other psych and dark wave luminaries are discernible. It is not hard to believe that the whole project only came about because of a missed acid date, because this music drips scintillating acid from every pore. “Fallout,” “Era Extraña” and “Suns Irrupt” are the album’s standout tracks. The pop hit song is probably “Future Sick” with its catchy, but endlessly repeated refrain.