“Hex Girlfriend” (Live On For No One) (Video)

    Neon Indian’s Era Extraña has proved to be one of the surprise releases of 2011, with the maturity in Alan Palomo’s songwriting lifting him away from the rote genre trappings with which he was previously associated. This live version of “Hex Girlfriend,” shot for the For No One series, proves that these songs work well out in the open as well. Here, Palomo and his band bed down the sound in multiple layers of creaky analog electronics, over which they weave a compelling pop structure that’s worth revisiting time and again. This footage, captured at Chicago’s Lincoln Theater, is streets ahead of the average web video clip. Check it out below. [via CoS]