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Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents

Kevin Parker was still working when the taxi rolled up to his home. The sun was setting over Perth on one of those early March evenings when a Southern Hemisphere summer is inching into fall. In just a few days, Parker was expected to be in Los Angeles to play Tame Impala’s new album, Currents,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Join Mark Ronson At Glastonbury

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker guested on three songs off of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special, and he’s supporting Ronson at a few shows this summer. One of those just happened to be the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, where he came out to perform his parts on “Daffodils” and “Summer Breaking.” Ronson’s guest-heavy Glastonbury set also included a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Kevin Parker Surprised, Confused By Tame Impala Royalties Lawsuit

Earlier this month, BMG sued Modular Recordings and its founder Steve “Pav” Pavlovic over missing royalties that were meant to be paid out to Tame Impala but never were. Today, frontman Kevin Parker opened up to about his knowledge of the case: “When it actually hit the surface, and everyone knew about it, I… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Modular Founder Sued Over Missing Tame Impala Royalties

During a Reddit AMA in April, Kevin Parker noted that, “Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala’s record sales outside of Australia, I had received…. zero dollars. Someone high up spent the money before it got to me.”… More »

By: James Rettig / June 2, 2015 - 9:54 am

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Will Play At A Few Mark Ronson Shows This Summer

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has a pretty busy summer coming up, what with his band releasing the extremely anticipated album Currents and all. But Parker is making time for a friend, too. Parker sang three of the non-“Uptown Funk!” songs on Uptown Special, the really good and weirdly underrated album from his fellow studio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Don’t Worry, Tame Impala Currents Vinyl Won’t Actually Run You $45

Tame Impala’s new record, Currents, is one of the most anticipated releases of the year, but perusing the online store for the album startled me: The prices seemed abnormally high. Especially given Kevin Parker’s very chill take on how much music should cost, it seemed odd that vinyl would run between $43-$45, a CD would… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway

To call Kevin Parker — the man behind the curtain of Tame Impala’s sweeping, psychedelic music — “unconventional” is an understatement. Simply read excerpts from his extensive Under The Radar interview to get a sense of his wonderful idiosyncrasies. Or, consider that when a fan asked him to share a new song during his Reddit… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 30, 2015 - 10:44 am

Tame Impala Hope People Don’t Think “‘Cause I’m A Man” Is Sexist

In a very, very extensive interview with Under The Radar, Kevin Parker opened up about the impetus behind his two newly-released songs from Tame Impala’s third album Currents, among other things. It’s a great profile and well worth checking out, but the most interesting parts are when Parker gets really personal about “Let It Happen“… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 17, 2015 - 11:07 am

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Q&A: Mark Ronson On His Favorite Records To DJ, Writing With Michael Chabon, And Uptown Special’s Accidental Law & Order Homage

This week Mark Ronson released Uptown Special, his fourth proper solo album and the launching pad for the increasingly inescapable Bruno Mars jam “Uptown Funk!” The album — Ronson’s first in nearly five years — features contributions from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Mystikal (!), Stevie Wonder (!!) and Pulitzer Prize-winning author… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 16, 2015 - 11:59 am

Album Of The Week: Mark Ronson Uptown Special

There are very few pop stars with backstories as epic and strange as that of Mark Ronson. Where do you start with this guy? Son of a real estate mogul. Stepson of the guitarist from Foreigner. Brother of Samantha Ronson, the DJ who famously dated Lindsay Lohan when she was in her extreme tabloid-bait phase. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Mark Ronson – “Leaving Los Feliz” (Feat. Kevin Parker)

We already shared “Daffodils,” one of several collaborations between Mark Ronson and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker on Ronson’s new album Uptown Special. Now here’s another Ronson song with Parker on the mic. Whereas “Daffodils” had an early MGMT feel, “Leaving Los Feliz” boasts gnarly George Harrison guitar riffs and a hip-hop backbeat. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Mark Ronson – “Daffodils” (Feat. Kevin Parker Of Tame Impala)

Just this morning we heard Mark Ronson’s Bruno Mars collaboration “Uptown Funk.” Now here’s another song from Ronson’s upcoming album Uptown Special, one of three new tunes featuring Tame Impala singer Kevin Parker. “Daffodils,” which premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC show today, is the Venn diagram overlap between Parker’s usual psych-pop comfort zone and Ronson’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Crystallized”

Here’s the debut single for one-woman Parisian outfit Melody’s Echo Chamber, a fuzzy, spongey piece of pop recorded by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. Listen below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 7, 2012 - 4:16 pm