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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

Here’s Tame Impala’s Currents Tracklist & Release Date According To iTunes Japan

Some Tame Impala fans on Reddit seem to have discovered the tracklist and release date for Currents, the Aussie psych masters’ much-anticipated third LP. A link to the Japanese iTunes store points to what looks very much like an authentic Currents pre-order page. If it’s real, the album is out 7/18 and covers 51 minute… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2015 - 4:40 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 – “Disciples”

During a Reddit AMA session last night, a fan asked Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker to share a new song, and he actually obliged! “Disciples” follows “Let It Happen” and “‘Cause I’m A Man” as the third song we’ve heard from Tame Impala’s forthcoming third album Currents. Compared to those other two tracks, it’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2015 - 7:14 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

Watch Tame Impala Play The Epic “Let It Happen” On Conan

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker still seems to be getting used to the idea that he’s the man behind one of the world’s most exciting bands. At Coachella this past weekend, he kept talking about how nervous he was, playing the festival’s largest stage just before AC/DC. Fortunately, though, Parker’s music doesn’t lack for confidence, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 8:57 am

Watch Tame Impala’s Full Coachella 2015 Set

In our Coachella recap, Tom called Tame Impala’s second-from-headliner set “a study in head-nod immersion,” and now you can see the whole thing for yourself thanks to someone who has dutifully uploaded a rip of the livestream. The band played its two new singles — “Let It Happen” and “‘Cause I’m A Man” — for… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 5:46 pm

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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Last week’s 5 Best Songs split the difference between chill and fidgety. The week before that, we had golden pop mingling with blaring bombast. This week’s offerings are once again eclectic, but that’s really the point. It’s why we put this list together week after week, mixing up liquid dance jams and exultant gospel-hop, or… More »

By: Stereogum / April 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Photos: Tame Impala @ Fox Theater, Pomona 4/8/15

Last night, Tame Impala performed at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, California. The Australian psychedelic band will release their highly anticipated third full-length, Currents, later this year, and we’ve already heard the first two singles, “‘Cause I’m A Man” and “Let It Happen,” both of which made their live debut last night. You can watch… More »

By: Stereogum / April 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man”

Tame Impala’s third album will be called Currents and will be out later this year on Interscope. The Australian psych superstars shared the totally awesome cover art (see below) last night via Facebook, and they followed this morning with new single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” It’s the album’s first official single — though “Let ItMore »

By: Chris DeVille / April 5, 2015 - 9:23 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some notes on methodology: We compile this list at the end of the day Thursday, so the 5 Best Songs Of The Week recognizes “the week” as as a seven-day period that starts on Friday and ends on Thursday; e.g., anything that came out today is eligible for next week’s list. This week, Death Gri… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”

Tame Impala’s 2012 psych-meditation Lonerism cemented them as part of the upper echelon of indie rock, and rumors of their approaching third album have already begun to pop up. Well, today the band have debuted a brand new track called “Let It Happen” along with a slew of tour dates — including appearances at Coachella,… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015 - 4:09 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
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