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.
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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.