Neon Indian‘s new single, “Toyota Man”, is out on Mom + Pop.
Four years after his excellent album Vega Intl. Night School, Neon Indian returns with his first song in Spanish. “Toyota Man” is an upbeat slice of funky chillwave, with satirical lyrics about immigration and the American dream. At this time of worldwide identitarian closure and extremism, this pro-immigrant anthem is more than welcome.
In the self-directed video, Alan Palomo recreates his own story, from Monterrey to Austin. It also features a piñata version of Trump, that we would love to smash but actually not for the candies it contains, as well as a nod to Bob Dylan‘s politically charged visuals for “Subterranean Homesick Blues“. About the video, Palamo explained:
Catch Neon Indian on tour:
11/14 Brooklyn NY @ Elsewhere
11/16 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
11/17 Boston MA @ Big Night Live
11/20 Montreal QC @ L’Astral
11/21 Toronto ON @ Velvet Underground
11/22 Detroit MI @ El Club
11/23 Chicago IL @ Metro
11/24 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club
11/26 Omaha NE @ Slowdown
11/27 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/29 Salt Lake City UT @ Metro