Neon Indian will release their sophomore album Era Extraña 9/13 on Static Tongues/Mom + Pop; check out their tracks “Polish Girl” and “Fallout,” as well as their video for “Heart: Decay.” They’re selling a number of different bundles for their album on their website. With the limited-edition Deluxe Package, they’re including the PAL 198X, a custom mini-synth that Neon Indian designed with Bleep Labs. According to the Neon Indian website, the synth “features swappable controls that allow all three of its oscillators to be controlled with the included knobs and light sensors or with all kinds of devices just by screwing them in.”
At Stereogum, we’ve got one of those PAL 198X synths to give away. Below, we’ve got all the details on the giveaway, as well as some examples of what the synth can do. To show off the synth, Neon Indian has made a bugged-out ’80s-style infomercial, which could give you flashbacks to the Dharma Initiative instructional videos on Lost. It also gives you a glimpse of the band’s new lineup, with two brand-new members. Check it out:
And here’s an audio clip of some of the sounds you can make with the PAL 198X:
To enter to with the PAL 198X, all you have to do is (1) be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and (2) comment by telling us what you’ll do with your PAL 198X. You’ll have to comment via Facebook Connect, not your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends. We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 9/13 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.