Revisited: Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) Talks with Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Plus, in the background, one of the first recordings of Polachek's new album.

For the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we invited Talkhouse Music’s editor-in-chief, Amy Rose Spiegel, to choose one of her favorite episodes from the vault. The one she picked is the only episode of the podcast to ever be scored live: Caroline Polachek (ex-Chairlift) with Alan Palomo of Neon Indian. The episode, which originally aired in 2016, is presented here in its entirety with a new introduction from Amy Rose and me.

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New introduction recorded and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi.

Last year, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian and Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek sat down at Samsung 837 in New York City for a live Talkhouse Music Podcast recording. As Alan played ambient self-generated sounds and Caroline spun an unreleased composition for atmosphere, the friends and mutual admirers discussed what can and can’t be co-opted in the arts, experimental and pop music, the music and arts scene in Williamsburg, collaborating with siblings, eating curried cow brains in Indonesia an hour before going onstage, and so much more. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts.

Neon Indian is the project of Alan Palomo, who was born in Monterrey, Mexico, the son of a very famous pop star. He has lived in Texas for most of his life, with stints in San Antonio, Austin and Denton, and currently resides in New York City. He has released three albums since 2009, the most recent being VEGA INTL. Night School, his most accomplished work yet. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Caroline Polachek is the lead singer of Chairlift. She also has a solo project under the name Ramona Lisa. Follow her on Twitter here and like Chairlift on Facebook here.

(Photo credit: Brenna Ehrlich)