The news surrounding Neon Indian’s much anticipated sophomore album, Era Extrana, just keeps on coming. Last week, we heard what was then the latest single in “Fallout.” And today, he’s delivered a brand-new cut (“Polish Girl”), unveiled the album’s track list, and announced that you can buy a deluxe version of the album that includes a customized mini-synthesizer. The package, which costs $50, includes the mini-synth, an autographed poster, vinyl and CD versions of Era Extrana, and a T-shirt. Not too shabby.
Neon Indian issued the following statement regarding the synth, which is just the best:
“We teamed up with our brethren homies in Austin, Bleep Labs, to proudly bring you the PAL 198X. It’s a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion. You can attach knobs, light-reactive photocells, and a variety of other devices for semi-modular capabilities. It can interact with a variety of objects around your house whether electronic in nature or not. It can even interact with your pet. It does not make the same sound twice. Basically, I want you to hack this fucking thing.”
You can view the track listing and stream a sample of the synth below. You can hear the new single, “Polish Girl,” by liking Neon Indian on Facebook. Era Extrana is due out Sept. 13.
01 Heart: Attack
02 Polish Girl
03 Blindside Kiss
04 Hex Girlfriend
05 Heart: Decay
06 Fall Out
07 Era Extraña
08 Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)
09 Future Sick
10 Suns Irrupt
11 Heart: Release