Era Extraña

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Era Extraña
Studio album by Neon Indian
Released September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)
Recorded
Genre
Length 42:27
Label
Producer
Neon Indian chronology
The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian
(2011)
Era Extraña
(2011)
Errata Anex
(2013)

Era Extraña is the second studio album by American electronic music band Neon Indian, released on September 7, 2011 by Static Tongues and Mom + Pop Music. The album was recorded during the winter of 2010–11 in Helsinki, Finland, where frontman Alan Palomo was living for four weeks.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club B−[5]
Clash 8/10[6]
Club Fonograma 85/100[7]
NME 8/10[8]
The Observer 4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[10]
PopMatters 5/10[11]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[12]
Spin 7/10[13]

Era Extraña received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76, based on 27 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alan Palomo, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Heart: Attack"   0:59
2. "Polish Girl"   4:26
3. "The Blindside Kiss" (Palomo, Joshua McWhirter) 3:35
4. "Hex Girlfriend"   3:18
5. "Heart: Decay"   1:46
6. "Fallout"   3:34
7. "Era Extraña"   2:59
8. "Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)"   4:37
9. "Future Sick"   4:49
10. "Suns Irrupt"   5:30
11. "Heart: Release"   2:07
12. "Arcade Blues"   4:47
Total length:
42:27

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Era Extraña.[2]

  • Alan Palomo – arrangement, performer, production
  • Aaron Brown – album art
  • Rob Carmichael – design, layout
  • Ben Chappell – album art
  • Adam Corbesmeyer – bass (track 4)
  • Jason Faries – percussion (track 6)
  • Dave Fridmann – additional production, mixing
  • Jezy Gray – guitar (track 6)
  • David Jacobs – management
  • Joshua McWhirter – guitar (tracks 3, 5–7, 10)
  • Claudius Mittendorfer – mixing (tracks 1, 2, 7, 8)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-12) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[15] 193
US Billboard 200[16] 74
US Dance/Electronic Albums[17] 4
US Independent Albums[18] 16
US Top Rock Albums[19] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Japan September 7, 2011 CD Yoshimoto R and C [14]
Australia September 9, 2011 Popfrenzy [20][21]
Germany September 12, 2011 Digital download Transgressive [22]
United Kingdom [23]
United States September 13, 2011
  • CD
  • LP
  • digital download
[24][25][26]
United Kingdom October 3, 2011 CD Transgressive [27]
Germany October 7, 2011
  • CD
  • LP + CD
[28][29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dombal, Ryan (September 12, 2011). "Interviews: Neon Indian". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Era Extraña (CD liner notes). Neon Indian. Mom + Pop Music. 2011. MP033. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Era Extrana by Neon Indian". Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Era Extraña – Neon Indian". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hyden, Steven (September 13, 2011). "Neon Indian: Era Extraña". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Levine, Nick (September 28, 2011). "Neon Indian – Era Extrana". Clash. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ Méndez, Blanca (September 26, 2011). "Neon Indian – Era Extraña". Club Fonograma. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Donahue, Anne T. (September 30, 2011). "Album Review: Neon Indian – 'Era Extraña'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Fox, Killian (October 9, 2011). "Neon Indian: Era Extraña – review". The Observer. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (September 15, 2011). "Neon Indian: Era Extraña". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ Wisnicki, Nathan (October 2, 2011). "Neon Indian: Era Extraña". PopMatters. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ Dolan, Jon (September 13, 2011). "Era Extraña | Neon Indian". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ Murray, Nick (September 13, 2011). "Neon Indian, 'Era Extrana' (Mom + Pop)". Spin. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Era Extrana : Neon Indian". HMV Japan. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ ネオン・インディアンのアルバム売り上げランキング [Neon Indian album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Neon Indian – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Neon Indian – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Neon Indian – Chart history: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Neon Indian – Chart history: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Stream: Listen to Neon Indian's new album, 'Era Extrana'". Inertia. September 6, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Era Extraña by Neon Indian". zdigital Australia. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Era Extraña: Neon Indian: MP3-Downloads" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Era Extraña: Neon Indian: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Era Extrana". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Era Extraña – Neon Indian (LP – Mom + Pop Music #33)". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Era Extraña: Neon Indian: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Era Extraña". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Era Extrana" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Era Extrana (Lp+CD)" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved October 7, 2014.