So Neon Indian is one of my favorite artists. Alan Palomo [vocalist/everything else really] is a genius and I love him, but he isn’t for everyone, especially if you hate synth.
It’s a little too easy to mistake NI’s songs for something that would play in those brand name stores with too much cologne and music blasted all the way up, which is a shame because I promise you that they are so much more.
The lyrics (in my opinion) are brilliantly witty. They tend to lean more on the repetitive/pop style, which isn’t usually what I enjoy, but Palomo pulls them off with a certain grace.
Unfortunately, I’m not nearly well acquainted enough with synth music to judge his skill, but I’m sure he’s fairly proficient. There’s also a really great video on the internet of his dad playing guitar. I’ll probably post it later. I guess talent runs in the blood?
I’m not quite sure why I posted this song in particular… Maybe because I’ve had a ridiculous amount of sleep paralysis attacks in the past few months? But I really like Polish Girl, Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow) and Hex Girlfriend.