Neon Indian - Era Extraña album download
Era Extraña is the second studio album by American electronic music band Neon Indian, released on September 7, 2011 by Static Tongues and Mom + Pop Music. It was recorded between the winter of 2010 and 2011 during frontman Alan Palomo's visit to Finland. Containing influences and elements of psychedelic pop, shoegaze and new wave, the album has the same summery sound as the band's debut studio album, Psychic Chasms, but with a darker and more serious tone.
Neon Indian attained a surprising level of popularity that was bolstered by a rocking, party-ready live show, drawing in fans of populist acts like Passion Pit and MGMT. After that raised profile, Neon Indian's second album, Era Extraña, shows a commitment to tighter, wide-reaching songcraft and appeal. The production value is at a higher level, with additional mixing by big-name studio guy Dave Fridmann (the Flaming Lips, MGMT), who forgoes his usual noise-bombing style for a more subtle approach
Neon Indian’s second studio album Era Extraña explores a more mellow, atmospheric, and occasionally melancholic sound; leaving behind the energetic, bouncy, and scratchy sound of Neon Indian’s debut album, Psychic Chasms. In this album, Alan sings more sentimental lyrics about getting over people, heartbreak, and love in general. Era Extraña is known for the single Polish Girl, which is Neon Indian’s most popular song to date. Era Extraña translates to She was strange from Spanish, which gives more insight to the album’s overall theme
Heart: Attack -the minute-long intro of Neon Indian's 2011 album Era Extraña-instantly brings to mind the ‘80s-based, synth-heavy psychedelia of previous Neon Indian albums (2009’s Psychic Chasms and its 2010 follow-up, Mind CTRL: Psychic Chasms Possessed). But the next song, Polish Girl, is a sexy departure that has more in common with the cosmic disco of Air, Phoenix, or Vega (the other electro-tinged project fronted by Neon Indian’s Alan Polomo).
Part of chillwave’s initial appeal was that it sounded like it was recorded in bedrooms during stolen moments, but Era Extraña is far more focused than Palomo’s breakthrough debut Psychic Chasms was. It’s even somewhat ambitious, a far cry from the sweet slackerisms like Deadbeat Summer that put him on the map. Palomo worked with producer Dave Fridmann on these songs, and Fridmann’s polish and layering finesse transform Neon Indian's hazy electro-pop into something more akin to M83's luxurious nostalgia than Palomo's roots.
Neon Indian – Era Extraña. Label: Static Tongues – YRCG-90063. Japanese release featuring a bonus track and the complete Physic Chasms album.
Chillwave’s new heroes, ‘Neon Indian’ return to your ear holes with 2nd album ‘Era Extraña’. Bursting onto the scene with 2009’s ‘Psycho Chasms’, Alan Palomo (better known as Neon Indian) wowed the electronic crowd, gaining massive critical acclaim for his fresh new interpretation of ‘chillout’ electronica. Era Extrana continues where he left off, a relaxed affair of an album that puts you in mind of an 80’s disco, full of retro synths and drops, steady beats and a darkened vibe: If you danced to this, you’d sway, in room full of coloured lights, and get lost in the moment.
Neon Indian's new album, Era Extraña, follows 2009's breakthrough debut Psychic Chasms. Recorded in Helsinki and mixed by Dave Fridmann, the record builds on the charm of its predecessor by adding new musical colors and depth to Palomo's swirling, computerized pop songs. Many of the new tracks are anchored in '80s synth-pop and new wave, from Depeche Mode and Thompson Twins to Joy Divison and even Genesis. In fact, "Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)" would segue nicely into "Turn It on Again. The added musical depth on Era Extraña prevents it from sounding.