We featured Neon Indian over a year ago in our US Sub-Sonic area, and since then his debut album "Psychic Chasms" dropped, scoring support slots as diverse as Massive Attack, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix and Chromeo, all queuing for a slice of Alan Palomo's chilled bit-rich psychedelics (for example, see video below). Exciting news then, that his sophomore offering "Era Extraña" reportedly promises to surpass its predecessor, with a darker edge, produced by Flaming Lips and Wolf Gang producer, Dave Fridmann.
A couple of tracks, "Polish Girl" and "Fallout", can already be heard on Neon Indian's Facebook page. Watch out here for a review of the album soon, but in the meantime, the exciting news is that if you pre-order the deluxe edition from the official Neon Indian site you also get a PAL 198X analogue synthesiser as part of the package! Not some annoying little smart-phone app download, we should point out, but an actual gadget with nobs on, that sounds like this:
To explain exactly what is does, here's Palomo's description of the device:
"We teamed up with our brethren homies in Austin, Bleep Labs, to proudly bring you the PAL 198X. It's a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion. You can attach knobs, light-reactive photocells, and a variety of other devices for semi-modular capabilities. It can interact with a variety of objects around your house whether electronic in nature or not. It can even interact with your pet. It does not make the same sound twice..."
"Era Extraña" is due for release 10th October via Transgressive Records, but best get ordering now, before all the cool toys run out!