Somewhere on a steep and unnerving precipice—the one that separates ambient experimentation from the MGMTs of the indieverse—sits Alan Palomo, also known as Neon Indian. The young Texan has a few different aliases (VEGA, Ghosthustler), but as Neon Indian, he pushes beats out of cheap speakers in all sorts of interesting and unexpected ways. Sometimes that means danceable disco; other times it’s more like squiggles, zaps, and gurgles. Mostly, however, it’s both: a full-on electronic freak-out that’s not so hard to hum along to. Two years after breaking through with Psychic Chasms, Palomo released 2011's follow-up, Era Extraña, which fills out and expands the handmade soundscapes of his debut.