Tame Impala Cover OutKast

Here Australian psych champions Tame Impala return to their homeland’s biggest radio station to do Triple J’s consistently successful Like A Version series. In an impressive display of lateral thinking, the band chose a song that suits their strengths while also feeling a bit unexpected: André 3000′s The Love Below paean to perfection “Prototype.” It’s clear Tame aren’t messing about their deep love for the song (despite not recognizing the spoken-word intro to its official video), faithfully recreating most every distinctive aspect of its squishy sighing love-funk, from the future-forward splat-bass and its trebly guitar counterpart to Three Stacks’ dual vocal lines — handled by Tame’s main vocalist Kevin Parker and Tame’s not-so-secret weapon vocalist, Nick Allbrook (he of POND). It’s here, along with its source material, spoken word and all:

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Comments (6)
  1. This is awesome.

  2. I’m surprised how super-fantastic this is

  3. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  4. I was not expecting this to be good and then it was good and i was happy.

    Dudes voice is good wish it was up in the mix more on their last EP.

  5. Incredible. Sometimes I question the internet, its purpose and our use of it, but then I see Tame Impala cover Outkast.

  6. Hearing Kevin Parker sing “Stank you very much” has made my month.

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