Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, has returned with his first Spanish single "Toyota Man".
"Toyota Man" is Neon Indian's first release since last year's 86’d short film theme tune "Heaven’s Basement".
The new release arrives with a self-directed video shot on the Mexican / US border with a Trump piñata.
Explaining the visual, Palomo says, ""Toyota Man" was filmed along the road map of what essentially was my path to American citizenship: Monterrey, the Nuevo Laredo border, San Antonio, and finally Austin. The process is a multiple decade commute known by many Latinos and other Americans. Though my music has always been generally apolitical, I realized when recording this song that it was impossible to write biographically (in the rhetorical context of the Trump administration) without being entirely that: political. The story of my family, which before felt commonly American, was suddenly politicized. Recognizing the absurdity of it all, I thought it would be refreshing to address the social narrative around immigration through comedy - nods to Benny Hill, misremembered San Antonio car commercials, and School House Rock. My family and I had a ton of fun making this and I hope it’s equally as fun to watch. Enjoy!"
Palomo's next Neon Indian LP will follow on from 2015's VEGA INTL. Night School album.