You probably remember exactly what party you were at when you heard that song by MGMT that you hadn’t heard before, because that song was by Neon Indian. 2009’s Psychic Chasms was full of strange sounds and broad landscapes, but had enough pop sensibility to become instantly catchy.
With such an auspicious debut came concerns that the follow up album would be an overly artistic let down. Era Extrana is pretty much the exact opposite. With tighter production values, this album is more mature than it’s predecessor while still being fun and mesmerizing. If the Grammy awards can accept Arcade Fire, then you might want to prepare yourself to see a lot of Neon Indian.