New Alan Palomo Track-- Vega "All Too Vivid"
One of the things I really liked about Alan Palomo's work with Ghosthustler was that the guy just sounded so self assured and comfortable with what he was doing. A lot of these "blog house" or hipster dance or whatever you call them groups (even some of the better ones, too) feature some of the biggest lame asses of all time as vocalists or frontmen, but I always thought Palomo was leaps and bounds above most of them as far as style, delivery and lyrics. Well, as happens anywhere from 10-30 times a day every day, I've been proven right once again. Palomo's solo project, Vega (I'm guessing its an obvious nod to you-know-who), has just released its first single, "All Too Vivid," and yes, its quite good. The guy is playing to his strengths and putting his vocals front and center in front of some glossy ass synths and infectious dance beats. I don't think you could even really call this "blog house," it's probably more just a great pop song with an impeccable set of influences that Palomo discovered before you ever heard that Cut Copy record. Alan was nice enough to share this with us and a couple other blogs, so listen to it: