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New Neon Indian single, “Sleep Paralysist”

In Art Consortium on March 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Our favorite glo-fi/chillwave prodigy Alan Palomo of Neon Indian is back with a new single, “Sleep Paralysist,” his first track since last fall’s Psychic Chasms.

It was co-recorded-and-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Michael Pitt Chris Taylor and released on Mountain Dew’s internet label Green Label Sound, where you can soak in all its old skool gamer glory.

Here’s a sweet little profile I wrote after speaking with Señor Palomo on the phone right when he wrapped up CMJ last year (I couldn’t make it, but here’s my 2008 recap).

Originally, I wanted to do some dada interviewing and buy him a disposable camera to take an alt-Chicago tour, but he couldn’t meet in person. Maybe I can find an artist who would like to do that sometime this year. Ah well, read ahead!

Alan Palomo is on the peak of the Himalayas. Old keyboards and synthesizers from the ‘80s, adorned by photographs from his childhood, surround him.

Or at least, that’s how he envisions the perfect acid trip.

“If I’m going to take acid, which probably will happen at some point, I want it to be this experience where I can gather something from it,” he said, laughingly. “I don’t want it to be like ‘Dude I’m talking colors!’ I feel that way anyway. I’m a space kid as it is.”
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PHOTOMATON #3: Man Ray & I; Chicago Zine Fest Preview

In Photomaton on March 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Truthisms is back after a three-month hiatus, and so is one of its very first offerings–the Photomaton, which started out as a weekly assembly of three images in my admiration.

Here I tweak the idea a bit to serve a new purpose (boredom + officeware), taking inspiration from Man Ray‘s infamous photograms (or, as he called them, rayographs).

These images are only a sampling of my shiny new zine entitled Elephanty, which will be exhibited and sold at the Chicago Zine Fest this Saturday, March 13, at the Columbia College of Chicago. We will be sharing half a table with the Mr. Daniel Majid, founder and editor of The Logan Square Literary Review. There may also be a mild form of whimsical entertainment, so do drop by if you like what you see here.

I look forward to blogging you again, lovely readers!