Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist”

brandon | March 10, 2010 - 12:32 pm

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