Alan Palomo has offered up another generous preview of his forthcoming album World of Hassle with the release of two aurally luxuriant new songs: “La Madrileña” and “Club People.” He will also be going on tour this October which will include an unmissable performance at the El Rey in Los Angeles on October 21st. The new album will also serve as Palomo’s first record outside the Neon Indian moniker. One he’s heavily teased with previous singles “Meutrière,” “Nudista Mundial ’89,” and “Stay-at-Home DJ.”


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On the sleek and dreamy “La Madrileña,” the avant-garde pop maestro delivers lovelorn longing synced to his characteristically scintillating grooves. His thoughts pooling around a heart-melting memory: “Sueño de una morena bella morena madrileña / De un verano perdido en Los Angeles.” Palomo is also joined on the track by longtime live members Jorge Palomo and Max Townsley, who lay down the shimmering synth-lushness that glimmers behind his warmly earnest vocals.

Then there’s the aptly named “Club People,” a song that captures the galvanizing and mesmerizingly mercurial energy that courses through the nightlife that Palomo’s music both soundtracks and conjures up. One that dazzles and flares with a restless euphoria, its spiraling and pulsating melody pieced together by an all-star cast of indie talent.

Its effervescent ranks feature a flourish of piano wonderment from JoJo Polack (Pearl & The Oysters), ecstatically blistering sax work by Ian Young (M83), and astounding backing vocals delivered by Lou Rebecca. Mac DeMarco — who is featured on “Nudista Mundial ’89” — also returns to offer up some production alongside Nicholas Millhiser (Holy Ghost). The result is a track that submerges itself in Palomo’s majestically melodic and giddily funky sound, indulging in the irresistible bliss his elegant danceable-pop creations kick up.

“If I had to pick a song on the record that is most representative of the overall vibe/musical aesthetic I was going for, it’d have to be this one,” Palomo explained. “I was on a Jay McInerney kick and wanted to muse, as his protagonists often do, about the type of people who, when confronted with imminent adulthood, reject its social contract in favor of a nebulous party fog. Club People, if you will.”

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See Alan Palomo at the El Rey in Los Angeles on October 21st.

World of Hassle the new album from Alan Palomo is out on September 15th, pre-order it here.

Visit Alan Palomo on his website and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Alan Palomo tour
Oct 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel #
Oct 20 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s #
Oct 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey !#
Oct 23 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace ^
Oct 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
Oct 27 – Austin, TX @ Levitation ^
Oct 28 – Dallas, TX @ Ferris Wheelers ^
Nov 2 – Chicago, IL @ Metro +
Nov 3 – Detroit, MI @ El Club +
Nov 4 – Lakewood, OH @ The Roxy +
Nov 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts +
Nov 9 – Washington, DC @ Atlantis Club +
Nov 10 – Pawtucket RI @ The Met +
Nov 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere +

# w/ Neggy Gemmy
^ w/ Girl Ray
+ w/ Glove
! w/ Mothermary

Words: Steven Ward

Listen to “Club People” and “La Madrileña” the new singles from Alan Palomo below!

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