Neon Indian, 'Psychic Chasms' (Lefse)

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by Spencer Kornhaber

The "neon" in the name is both a hint and a misnomer: This Austin, Texas duo's debut emanates bright colors even while the glow is muted by lo-fi haze. A dreamy collage of samples and synth tones, Psychic Chasms succeeds both as pop -- check the playful MGMT keyboard lines of "Deadbeat Summer" or the catchy, regretful chorus of "Should Have Taken Acid With You" -- and as affecting art: The mournful disco sirens of "6669 (I Don't Know If You Know)" beg for strobe lights while summoning lumps in throats.

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