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Watch Mark Ronson Cover Queens Of The Stone Age With Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Superproducer Mark Ronson stopped by for a live in-studio session at Australian radio station Triple J today. As usual, he assembled a crack team of musicians to back him up, including Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Kirin J. Callinan on guitar. The band performed a great psyched-out cover of Queens Of The Stone Age’s “I… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm

The Week In Pop: Watch Us Whip Through The History Of Dance Crazes, From Chubby Checker To Silentó

Chances are you’ve watched Silentó Whip, watched him Nae Nae at some point this summer. Perhaps you’ve even Whipped, Nae Nae’d, or done the Stanky Legg yourself. The then-unknown Atlanta teenager born Ricky Hawke — which is a much better pop-star name than Silentó — uploaded “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to SoundCloud back in January. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Husky – “Let It Happen” (Tame Impala Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Tame Impala’s new album Currents arrived with a hailstorm of critical affection. At this point, it’s almost unanimously acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year, buoyed in part by the endless fretting of its elusive, perfectionist mastermind, Kevin Parker. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 9:35 am

Stream Tame Impala Currents

Since we first heard about Currents, Kevin Parker and co. have made no bones about the fact that it would be something different. As promised, the album nudges the blown-out technicolor psych-rock of Innerspeaker and Lonerism into the direction of populist electronic pop, lite-funk, and R&B, but it’s still an album of blooming, soaring soundscape… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 12, 2015 - 10:56 am

Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala Currents

In the months-long lead-up to next week’s release of Tame Impala’s feverishly anticipated third album, Currents, there’s been a consistent story. This is not the Tame Impala you once knew or expected. This is not the out-of-time psych-rock band from the western reaches of Australia. This is a band that has bent, or totally abandoned,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 9, 2015 - 11:46 am

Tame Impala – “Nangs”

Yesterday we shared our Tame Impala cover story, in which Kevin Parker discusses the transformations afoot on the band’s new album Currents. Today, the band has offered up a behind-the-scenes recording video accompanied by a previously unheard track from the album. “Nangs” is a short, interlude-like composition that appears near the beginning of the album,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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

Modular Boss Discusses Lawsuit Over Missing Tame Impala Royalties

Modular founder Steve “Pav” Pavlovic recently opened up to Billboard to clear the air about the lawsuit that BMG brought against him over unpaid Tame Impala royalties. Pavlovic says that BMG are in the process of withdrawing the lawsuit, and that the two parties have reached an agreement on an appropriate amount to pay out. More »

By: James Rettig / June 26, 2015 - 9:50 am

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 TheMusic.com.au 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

The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 12:50 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

Watch Tame Impala Puppets Play “‘Cause I’m A Man”

“”Cause I’m A Man” already got one weird music video, and now here’s another one. Technically, it’s being billed as the “official live video” but, unless all the members of Tame Impala magically changed into puppets overnight (maybe!), it basically acts as a second go at a music video. And yeah, you read that right:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 28, 2015 - 6:25 pm

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

Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man” Video

Tame Impala have shared a video for their Currents single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” It’s all done in slick 3D animation, and explores a world full of empty suit men that take on different heads depending on their situation — disco ball, wedding ring, and roses all float above their disembodied figures at one point. More »

By: James Rettig / May 21, 2015 - 10:24 am

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Watch Tame Impala Play “Eventually” Live For The First Time At Levitation Fest

Tame Impala released their fourth Currents single, “Eventually,” on Thursday, and they debuted it live the very next night during their set at Levitation Fest (formerly the Austin Psych Fest). “We’re going to try a new song,” Kevin Parker started off. “Here’s hoping we get to the other end.” The band jams out a little… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 3:09 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 – “Eventually”

Earlier today we heard part of “Eventually,” another new track from Tame Impala’s heavily anticipated third album, Currents. Now the whole song has emerged online, and it continues the new songs’ trend of sounding like an ideal soundtrack for the billion-dollar easy-listening planetarium of our dreams. Press play. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Preview Another New Tame Impala Song “Eventually”

UPDATE: The full version of “Eventually” is now online. Hear it here. More »

By: James Rettig / May 7, 2015 - 9:54 am
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