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Alan Palomo reveals the next Neon Indian album will be infused with "cumbia" music

02 January 2019, 15:39 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Neon Indian's Alan Palomo has revealed in a new podcast that the next album is "shaping up to be a bit of a cumbia record".

Alan Palomo shared Neon Indian's theme tune for Palomo's short film 86'd, "Heaven’s Basement" just before Chritmas, marking their first new song since 2015's VEGA INTL. Night School album.

Speaking to Culture Creature in a new podcast, Palomo shared that he's "currently working on a record", and elaborated on its direction, " It’s kind of shaping up to be a bit of a cumbia record. Cumbia and chicha, which is the Peruvian cumbia-ish [style], but a Peruvian psychedelic seventies version of it."

Palomo adds, "I’m still in the woods, I’m not out yet. I don’t have too much to elaborate on that, but like every record, it’s been a journey."

The Neon Indian frontman went on to expand on the roots behind their forthcoming album, revealing their travels around South America, "For this [forthcoming] record… We got to tour South America last year and actually got to go to Peru and listen to a lot of weird, wild records from the sixties and seventies. That slowly kind of put the bug in my ear of, ‘alright, let’s see where that can go.’ Obviously, through your filter of how you make music and the textures that you gravitate towards. The lyrical world as well. Writing in Spanish is a whole new world for me."

While there's no release date or title to share, you can listen to Culture Creature's full podcast with Alan Palomo over on their site.
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