HOME BASE: Austin/Brooklyn
LATEST JAM: “Sleep Paralysist” a coda to the homemade album Psychic Chasms
INFLUENCES: New Order, Future Bible Heroes
FAVORITE GIZMO: Oberheim OB-X “In high school I was at this pawn shop called Krazy Kats. I saw this synthesizer and became completely infatuated with it.”
Alan Palomo was bored in Texas when he began laying down the tracks that would become the first Neon Indian record. “I’d been re-contextualizing my childhood infatutions in an Italo disco sound,” he recalls, “but then I just started doing what I was feeling at the moment.” One such impulse yielded the blessed-out blog hit “Should Have Taken Acid With You,” an apology to a friend for not sharing a psychedelic experience. The rest of the album sounds like he may have made up for it eventually.