As modern music goes, you really can't get that much more with-the-times than Neon Indian's sun-warped, synth-based, dance-pop sound. It's a style so current, in fact, that critics are still having trouble settling on a genre name for the music that this band and other blog-adored acts like it are currently creating. Which is maybe a little weird, actually: On its much-hyped debut release, Psychic Chasms, Neon Indian borrows quite liberally from the works of yesteryear — specifically, the efforts of Todd Rundgren, whose music is sampled in two tracks, "Deadbeat Summer" and "Terminally Chill." No matter: The added blips, bleeps, bass lines, guitar riffs and synth chords do plenty to make Neon Indian's sound unique.
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