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It’s been a lifetime since Gwen Stefani was chanting “B-A-N-A-N-A-S,” even longer still since the Velvet Underground and Nico drew on Warhol’s interpretation of the tropical fruit as a muse. But this year it felt as though there was a resurgence in banana culture, a rekindled appreciation for our innocent, fair-weather, potassium-rich yellow friends. Maybe… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

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Watch Tame Impala Play 3 Songs On Le Grand Journal

Tame Impala stopped by the French talk show Le Grand Journal tonight to play a few songs and work their psychedelic planetarium disco magic. The…
Peter Helman | February 1, 2016 - 7:01 pm
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Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover

Tonight, someone who subscribes to Tidal -- possibly Jay Z? -- logged in and noticed that ANTI, Rihanna's imminent new album, had been mysteriously uploaded…
Peter Helman | January 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Watch Foals Cover Mark Ronson & Kevin Parker’s “Daffodils”

Foals paid visit to SiriusXMU's studio to record a cover of Mark Ronson's song "Daffodils," which features vocals by none other than Tame Impala's Kevin…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 20, 2016 - 12:40 pm
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Watch Tame Impala Play “Let It Happen” In Front Of A Mirrored Geodesic Dome

I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say this: if you're going to watch Tame Impala perform, you might as well do so…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 10, 2015 - 1:18 pm
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Watch Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, & More Act In A High Octane Promo For Triple J’s Hottest 100

Triple J is an Australian radio program that hosts a "Hottest 100" contest every year, in which listeners vote for their favorite singles. The 100…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week was Thanksgiving, so this week's list actually collects two weeks' worth of videos. I figured this wouldn't be much of a problem, since…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2015 - 2:41 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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GUM – “Anesthetized Lesson” Video

Jay Watson of Aussie psych-rock greats Tame Impala and their shaggier cousins Pond just released his second solo LP under the name GUM, Glamorous Damage.
Peter Helman | November 30, 2015 - 9:04 pm
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Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” Video

Tame Impala have already shared a couple of hallucinatory videos for Currents' "Cause I'm A Man" and "Let It Happen," and now they've given us…
Peter Helman | November 26, 2015 - 11:47 pm
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Watch Tame Impala Cover Kylie Minogue’s “Confide In Me”

Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker is a noted Kylie Minogue fan. In a 2012 interview with Pitchfork, when asked if he wanted to work with…
Peter Helman | November 12, 2015 - 10:11 pm
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GUM – “Anesthetized Lesson”

GUM -- no relation to the website you're reading -- is the project of Tame Impala/Pond sideman Jay Watson. As Pitchfork reports, he'll release his…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Tame Impala Soundtrack New Apple Watch Ad

Tame Impala are exactly the sort of band that an Apple advertisement used to push through to the mainstream at the height of their prowess,…
James Rettig | October 22, 2015 - 9:39 am
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Watch Tame Impala’s Lovely “The Less I Know The Better” Performance On Colbert

Let's take a moment out of our busy day to praise whoever lights the musical guests on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The person…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 9:34 am
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Court Dismisses Tame Impala Royalty Claims Against Modular Records’ Steve Pavlovic

Modular Recordings founder Steve "Pav" Pavlovic was at the center of two separate lawsuits this year. One was a dispute over the ownership of the…
James Rettig | October 6, 2015 - 11:36 am
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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Tame Impala, Florence + The Machine, Halsey Playing Colbert Next Week

The new Late Show With Stephen Colbert has been having a pretty good first month music guest-wise -- from Paul Simon's Paul Simon cover band
James Rettig | September 28, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Discusses Whether Music Should Be Free

This morning, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker stopped by BBC Radio 6 to talk to Mary Anne Hobbs about whether or not music should be free.
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 3:03 pm
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