Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) announces solo album, shares “Stay-at-Home DJ”

Alan Palomo‘s new album World of Hassle is out on September 15 via Mom+Pop.

It has been eight long years since Neon Indian released an album, but it doesn’t mean that Alan Palomo decided to retire from the studios. Actually, the chillwave trailblazer was working on a new NI record – from which his 2019 politically-charged single “Toyota Man” was probably an appetizer – until the pandemic. The quarantine altered his initial plans and made him rethink the whole project. Instead, he will drop his new long-format, World of Hassle, for the first time under his given name.

Last month, Alan Palomo already unveiled “Nudista Mundial ’89”, a Mac DeMarco-assisted track, off of the 13-track project. Today, he is back with “Stay-at-Home DJ”, another classic summer track that reminds me of George Michael at times – the sax, 80s arrangements and warm croon can explain a lot. Welcome back to the Club Tropicana.

“This is the song that started the whole conversation,” he stated. “My brother and I wrote it back in 2019 and performed it on the last Neon Indian tour. It signaled a change in direction I’d been looking for but had yet to really know what to do with. When things slowed down during the pandemic I dusted it off and from its uncontrollable outgrowth came World of Hassle.”

Watch the colorful animation and pre-order the album via Bandcamp below.