Expand and amplify...
Neon Indian - Era Extraña

What do you call chillwave that’s not actually that, well, chilled? LP2 sees Alan Palomo and co. expand and amplify the nostalgically ambient sound they helped to define on their 2009 debut, ‘Psychic Chasms’. As befits a record whose title translates from Spanish as “the missing era”, ‘Era Extraña’ is a collection of brooding, eddying and actually kinda loud indietronica that wears its Joy Division and New Order influences on its (mixing) sleeve and contains enough catchy melody lines to flirt with pop… and take it all the way to second base. So that’s synths, noise and earworms? Why not call it drillwave?



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