Tumblr deleted everything I wrote for this lovely tune, and five or six paragraphs and an exasperated yell later I find myself at odds as to whether or not I retype the entire thing from memory. But i’ll give you folks the run down
Last year, Neon Indian released Era Extrana and it was radical. It was an 8-bit infused psychedelic electro-pop mega record, and earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing them in concert and shaking Mr. Palomo’s hand.
With the emergence of mainstream “alt-indie-folk-rock”, and the inevitable Mumford and Sons feat. Rihanna radio smash garbage destined to hit the airwaves in 2013, the focus on electro-pop has faded. One track in the later quarter of the year has managed to capture that essence Era Extrana hit with every note, and it’s Twin Shadow’s Five Seconds. Although the video rips “The Warriors” and sits somewhere between pseudo-iconic masochistic nonsense and Tarantino macabre, the chorus line remains.
Five seconds to your heart. Straight to your heart. I can’t get to your heart.
MOW MOW MOW, MOW MOW MOW
etc. Set head-bobbing mode to stun and enjoy. And God damnit tumblr don’t delete what I wrote this time. Imagine all of this but longer and better written.. But forget all that. Listen to the track.
39 playsArtist: Twin Shadow Album: Confess Track: Five Seconds
Tonight I make the leap from a simple part-time music enthusiast to a real life blogger. Neon Indian is in Calgary tonight, and the band that earned second place honors in my “Track of the year” countdown will be only a few feet in front of me. Needless to say, i’m hipstergasming as we speak.
Era Extrana was easily the best album last year and i’m sure the combination of sweaty hipsters and liquor will make it that much sweeter. I’ve been trying so hard not to say stoked, but.. I’m stoked like a bicycle. I mean like The Heart and Stoke Foundation. I mean like the English Premier League
Holy shit i’m so excited i’m not even funny.
Seriously though, I COULD BE A SHADOW
10 playsArtist: Neon Indian Album: Era ExtraÃ±a Track: Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow)
Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
Should I start putting quotations around things I steal from @k1ll3rmaddalo?
Well in this case it’s not her quote to steal, but I digress, GUY FAWKES DAY. Let us fantasize about the possibility of a united world, not oppressed by the throes of corporate financial dominance nor the unfair burden placed upon the individual to work tirelessly for the majority of our lives. That little slice of apple pie at the end of the day, that’s the American dream after working two jobs and paying for your crippled child’s medicare costs. I must of missed that part somewhere in the 1940’-1950’s propaganda about being in debt for the rest of our natural lives, having no pension and working until our bones physiologically aren’t functional. Thus passing on the debt to our children with the added cost of our own medical bills..
All this “occupy” stuff has us all in a huff, and while i’m going to school full time and working the other hours in between i’m just glad there are people out there willing to protest. “I can’t be there, but I care”. Of course it’s a lot more complicated than rising costs of living and a crumbling economy, but undoubtedly the financial disparity is the biggest contributor to our cultural misery and oppression. Will it change without violence? I doubt it. The French had a very hard time giving a flying fuck about the peasant population until they stormed the Bastille and roasted all those mother fuckers, but at least we’re trying to be more “civil” about things. That same civility is not returned in the form of crippling middle-class tax rates and outrageous education costs. But I can only talk casually about “blowing shit up” on the internet for so long until the federali’s bust my door down and the thought police begin the water-boarding.
Wait, don’t I have a music blog?
This song is called “Future Sick”, and i’m once again borrowing from the Neon Indian album “Era Extrana”. I think it exemplifies some of my frustrations in a more artistic way, and it’s a good track for you hip-happenin’-hipsters to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day.
Peace, love, and lots of passionate lusty fucking to all.
60 playsArtist: Neon Indian Album: Era ExtraÃ±a Track: Future Sick
Neon Indian - Blindside Kiss <— Free Download! (courtesy of Indie30.com)
Lets continue to ride the Era Extrana wave with this next track, Blindside Kiss. One of the heavier songs on the album, Blindside Kiss has that “Death From Above” charm from years past swirled amidst a heavy-low-fi fuzz, just the kind of music that we here at Beach Fuzz love. (And by we here I mean me here, sitting alone in front of a laptop)
The album as a whole is actually so strong that I physically bought it. Imagine that? Heading to the music store and PURCHASING a CD. I figured it’s only appropriate as the album itself seems to be a throwback to a few decades ago, I might as well oblige and pretend we live in the past and get my hands on a copy that you can actually touch with greasy fingers.
20 playsArtist: Neon Indian Album: Era ExtraÃ±a Track: The Blindside Kiss
Neon Indian - Fall Out
It’s official. My heart and mind have been captured, in more ways than one. But in the one way specifically, I am referring to Neon Indian’s new album Era Extrana.
With synth and sounds ripped right out of an neo-eighties future-flick, this album reeks of sex and robots, there’s no more solid sound than the floating echoes and auditory orgasmic tunes seething out of every track. To me, it sounds like what it would be like if your NES turned in to a beautiful super model ala Weird Science, and you began making love all night long in different exotic locations.
60 playsArtist: Neon Indian Album: Era ExtraÃ±a Track: Fallout