Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms: “

192kbps / 44.1mb
Year: 2009
Label: Lefse

Similar artists: Washed Out, Memory Cassette, Wavves, Air France, Empire of the Sun, MGMT

Pitchfork: 8.6

‘Cheaply copied reminiscences of a blurrily imagined decade are basically their own genre now, cloudy and proud. The sound has many names, but none of them seem to fit just right. Dream-beat, chillwave, glo-fi, hypnagogic pop, even hipster-gogic pop– all are imperfect phrases for describing a psychedelic music that’s generally one or all of the following: synth-based, homemade-sounding, 80s-referencing, cassette-oriented, sun-baked, laid-back, warped, hazy, emotionally distant, slightly out of focus. Washed Out. Memory Tapes. Ducktails.
Beneath the hazy sonics from this bedroom electro-pop project are well-structured and highly addictive songs, resulting in one of the year’s nicest surprises.’