Apparently, for those willing to plop down the extra dough (or "Yankee Dollars" as they're known in Neon Indian/Alan Palomo's home nation of Texas), deluxe editions of his forthcoming Era Extraña will come packaged with a miniature synthesizer that renowned gear-head/vintage-synth expert/theremin whiz Palomo helped design:

"We teamed up with our brethren homies in Austin, Bleep Labs, to proudly bring you the PAL 198X. It's a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion. You can attach knobs, light-reactive photocells, and a variety of other devices for semi-modular capabilities. It can interact with a variety of objects around your house whether electronic in nature or not. It can even interact with your pet. It does not make the same sound twice. Basically, I want you to hack this fucking thing."

You can listen to some sounds from the "PAL 198x" below. As for Palomo, I'd like to remind you that he's only twenty-three, and already the coolest dude on the planet.

PAL198X by Dr. Bleep

UPDATE: Let's jam on his new single, "Polish Girl," which debuted today on NPR. Groovy: