Friday, 19 August 2011
Neon Indian - Polish Girl
Just as the hypnotic charms of Neon Indian's debut 'Psychic Chasms' echo and fade away on an ocean of former blog-buzz, Alan Palomo instantly thrusts his way back into people's heads with yet another irresistible slice of electro-pop mastercraft. Along the same lines of the blueprint set out on his debut, 'Polish Girl' trundles along joyfully like an ice-cream van in space. The bleepy synth hook the song centres around is an un-relenting earworm which resonates gleefully, recalling songs from the first album's upbeat pop sensibilities (Sleep Paralysist, Local Joke)
It's not a massive stylistic shift from Neon Indian's earlier work, unlike the recent work of genre compadres Toro y Moi and Washed Out both of whom pursued polarising directions to escape the clutches of the omni-present application of the 'chillwave' tag.
While 'Polish Girl' is not exactly a revolutionary step forward, it serves as a befitting taster to forthcoming album 'Era Extrana' and will undoubtedly keep the core fans happy. The album is shaping up to show some signs of progression however, a three part instrumental and the other turbo-charged early release song 'Fallout' both seem promising in making sure Neon Indian is still very much a relevant and interesting prospect.
By Toby McCarron