If his last Facebook and Twitter status updates are to be believed, then, at this very moment, Alan Palomo is holed up somewhere in Helsinki, working on a follow-up to Neon Indian's 2009 breakthrough debut, Psychic Chasms. And, furthermore, he's currently enjoying a radio silence, cutting himself off from the Internet as he toils away on what we can only assume is the collection of synths with which he's shacking up
Exciting stuff for Neon Indian fans, sure, but this news also begs a few questions.
Second: If Palomo's in Helsinki and not online these days, then how come pretty much everyone on the Internet was busy yesterday posting a new cover song from Palomo? Sometimes, it's best not to question these things. The track, at least somewhat in anticipation of the upcoming February reissue from Fat Possum of T. Rex's 1973 album Tanx, finds Palomo offering an update to T. Rex's pretty amazing "Children of the Revolution." And, yeah, although pretty much everyone else posted it yesterday while we were musing on our favorite shows and videos of the year, the song's still worth the listen and download. So go do both of those things after the jump.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.