Photo: Daniel Everett Patrick

Alan Palomo (fka Neon Indian) teams with Mac DeMarco on comeback track “Nudista Mundial ’89”

It’s been a long time since Neon Indian’s sizzling 2015 album Vega Intl. Night School, but it now seems like a follow-up could be on the way as Alan Palomo has returned in earnest – but is now working under his own name. His first song under his given name, “Nudista Mundial ’89”, is a duet with Mac DeMarco came about almost as happenstance, he explains:

“While working on a few tunes, I was trying to get a hold of this certain piano. My keyboard player told me Mac had one at his studio so I hit him up. And on one breezy day in May, we sang a duet about two guys going to a nude beach together in Ibiza.” 

The same squelchy funk that inhabited Vega Intl is back in full force on “Nudista Mundial ’89”, which effortlessly throws us back to the 80s while sounding contemporary. Switching between Spanish and English, Palomo is pushed on by the suggestive silliness of the synths to get expressive and excited about the thought of heading down to a nude beach. DeMarco ups the hilarity with Vincent Price-like voiceover that makes him sound like an overworked truck drive just looking to let loose on the nude beach after his shift. “Dos cervezas por favor!”

Watch the video for “Nudista Mundial ’89” below or find it on streamers.

“Nudista Mundial ’89” is out on Mom+Pop / Transgressive. You can find Alan Palomo on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.