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Alan Palomo of Neon Indian announces his debut album World of Hassle

06 June 2023, 16:06 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Alan Palomo, the musician/producer behind the long-running avant-pop project Neon Indian, has just announced his first full length release under his own name.

The announcement is accompanied by the release of new single “Stay-at-Home DJ", which arrives alongside an animated visualiser by the album’s art director Robert Beatty.

"This is the song that started the whole conversation,” recalls Palomo. “My brother and I wrote it back in 2019 and performed it on the last Neon Indian tour. It signalled 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."

World of Hassle began as a new album for Neon Indian, the fourth instalment of a body of work stretching back to 2009’s Psychic Chasms. It was supposed to be a Peruvian cumbia, political album concept, but was derailed by the pandemic.

By letting go of the album concept, followed by the Neon Indian name, Palomo bought a piano and learned to play it properly, unlocking a creative direction.

The album announcement and new single follow on from Palomo's collaboration with Mac DeMarco on "Nudista Mundial ’89".


  1. The Wailing Mall
  2. Meutrière (feat. Flore Benguigui)
  3. La Madrileña
  4. Nudista Mundial ‘89 (feat. Mac DeMarco)
  5. The Return of Mickey Milan
  6. Stay-At-Home DJ
  7. Club People
  8. Alibi for Petra
  9. Nobody’s Woman
  10. Is There Nightlife After Death?
  11. Big Night of Heartache
  12. The Island Years
  13. Trouble In Mind

World of Hassle is set for a 15 September release via Transgressive.

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