Loading... Please wait...

Current Top Sellers


Please check out our used vinyl selecton on discogs!

View Now


How was your experience on the new Ear Candy Music?

Let us know!

Neon Indian - Era Extrana - LP Picture Disc Vinyl

Current Stock:
Out of stock
Out of Stock

Other Details

Era Extrana
Neon Indian
12" Vinyl

Product Description

Picture Disc celebrating Mom + Pop's 10 Yr Anniversary. Many of chillwave’s pioneers grew up from -- or out of -- that sound on their second albums, and Neon Indian's Alan Palomo was no exception. 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.

After the brief prelude “Heart Attack,” Era Extraña truly begins with its biggest departure: “Polish Girl”’s chilly 8-bit synths and driving beats sound closer to Palomo's work as Vega than as Neon Indian, but his pop skills are unmistakable. While the album is more professional-sounding, it keeps a lot of Psychic Chasms' endearing wooziness. The wispy “Heart” interludes that bracket Era Extraña are probably the closest link to Palomo's debut, along with the playfully poignant “Future Sick.” Things get more circuit-bent as Era Extraña progresses, particularly on “Hex Girlfriend”’s electro-shoegaze, but Palomo's biggest accomplishment is keeping the human heart beating inside his songs’ shiny casings. He does this most gorgeously on “The Blindside Kiss,” where his wish to make a perfect moment last “one… more… night” is surrounded by synths sparkling and streaming like falling stars. Even so, his viewpoint here is slightly different than on Psychic Chasms. He sounds less naïve, even though he previously lamented doing drugs with the wrong people, and here he’s all about love, or the lack of it. However, Era Extraña's teenage yearning still feels distinctly ‘80s: “Fallout”’s slow-motion strut could have been by Love and Rockets or even Billy Idol back in the day, while “Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)” sounds like it should play over the credits of a sci-fi teen sex comedy. The droning epic “Suns Irrupt” underscores the huge steps Palomo has made since the Psychic Chasms days, and while that album’s homespun charm is missed a little, Era Extraña's lavish electro-pop proves that Neon Indian can be more than just chillwave.
A1Heart: Attack
A2Polish Girl
A3The Blindside Kiss
A4Hex Girlfriend
A5Heart: Decay
B1Era Extraña
B2Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow)
B3Future Sick
B4Suns Irrupt
B5Heart: Release

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Shipping & Returns

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Find Similar Products by Category

Back to Top