Imagine making music with your childhood bestie. If it sounds anything like the work of best friends Alan Palomo and Alicia Scardetta of Neon Indian, then please don’t hesitate.
Photo: Dagny Piasecki
Neon Indian are avid collectors and Psychic Chasms – their newly released record – is proof of the many samples and sounds they’ve acquired since high school. The variety of sounds is epic and sustains interest for nearly half an hour – the total duration of Psychic Chasms. Opening with the brief 30-second track, “(AM)”, Psychic Chasms liquefies into the ever-infectious “Deadbeat Summer”. Psychic Chasms is riddled with ghostly laughter and diluted static as afforded by Palomo’s d.i.y. bedroom aesthetic. It becomes a nostalgia-driven ride most evidently during “Should Have Taken Acid With You” and presents a playful innocence that is actually endearing. Ears become glazed; feet shuffle, and ice creams drip with Psychic Chasms. It’s a quick yet replayble album of twelve melted summer beats and a perfect way to start 2010.
From Psychic Chasms:
[MP3] Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
Psychic Chasms is out January 30 on Popfrenzy.