Recorded during a long Helsinki winter, Neon Indian's sophomore album, Era Extra¤a, looks to be substantially colder than the sunny debut. But since Flaming Lips/MGMT producer Dave Fridmann handled post-production, expect the follow-up to sound big as well.
Rolling Stone (p.79) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]unking dreamy early-MTV haircut-band balladry in layers of psychedelic schmutz, almost hiding excellent songs in the murk."
Spin (p.79) - "Some tracks sound 25 years old and they're one Martin Rushent assist away from being genuine synth-pop hits; others resemble M83 in even softer focus..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5-- "'Hex Girlfriend' is the bubblegum hit that shoegazing never had. It's a dream, this pop."