Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist”

By brandon / March 10, 2010

Over the past few months, Alan Palomo, aka Neon Indian (et VEGA), went from the bedroom to Late Night television. Now he’s also passed through Chris Taylor’s Brooklyn-based Terrible Studios: Palomo wrote and recorded “Sleep Paralysist,” his first new post-Psychic Chasms track, and received mixing/mastering help from the Grizzly Bear. He’s described Neon Indian’s sound as “Childhood re-contextualized through a psychedelic, lo-fi filter. The idea of memory before you were old enough to have memories.” This sun-dappled simplicity remains on “Sleep Paralysist,” even with the additional hands, though you do get a nighttime vibe creeping into the dance party. Then, it might just be the sound of space travel. The single’s released by Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound, and is here for a listen:

Download it over at To celebrate the single, GLS has thrown together a tidy looking party for SXSW:

Green Label Sound SXSW