I’ve just spent the past few minutes browsing the Neon Indian website, and my eyes are literally bleeding from the visual assault of SO MANY FLASHING FLUORESCENT LIGHTS. Ow. Luckily, Neon Indian’s chillwave-y art pop is a good deal more fun than the the headache-inducing website visuals.
Neon Indian (Texan Alan Polomo) released 2009’s Psychic Chasms just as chillwave took hold, mixing the party anthem fun of MGMT and Passion Pit with the experimental art pop of Yeasayer. His current album, 2011’s Era Extraña, sees him with a slightly darker, more polished sound, with pitch-perfect synth-pop and a distinct 80s nostalgia.
‘Polish Girl’, from Era Extraña:
Now if you’ll excuse me a minute, I’m going to lie down in a dark room and rest my eyes from ALL THE FLUORESCENTS before the gig on Wednesday night…