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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

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 appearance… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015

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. Liste… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015

Tame Impala LP3 Will Be Out This Year

Last we heard about Tame Impala LP3, keyboardist Jay Watson was hinting that Kevin Parker would take the band's psychedelic sound in a more electronic direction, adding that he doesn't think anybody in the band but Parker had heard the music yet. Now it looks like the rest of the world will hear whatever… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015

Tame Impala’s Next Album Will Be “Less Rock And More Electronic”

Earlier this month we heard "Daffodils," Mark Ronson's collaboration with Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, who is credited on three of the tracks on Ronson's new album Uptown Special. The Australian psych-rock band's hugely successful breakout record Lonerism came out over two years ago, and up until now we haven't heard much about it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 21, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014

POND – “Elvis’ Flaming Star” Video

Former Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook left that band last year to concentrate on fronting his own Aussie psych-rock project, POND. The two bands still share multiple members, though, and you can definitely hear POND as the shaggier, zonked-out cousin to Tame Impala's technicolor explorations. Today, Allbrook and co. announce a new album, ManMore »

By: Peter Helman / October 20, 2014

Tame Impala Accused Of Plagiarizing Their Biggest Hit From Argentine Pop Star

UPDATE: Kevin Parker responds: "This is a joke, right?" And the editors of Chilean news site Rata, who made the original allegation, say it was a joke. But Ruiz is not laughing; he tells ESPN Radio Argentina he's considering a lawsuit. // Pablo Ruiz is an Argentine pop singer who had hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014

Hear The First Demo Of Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

For anyone who's ever fallen hard for Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" is important: Of the many incredible songs on Lonerism, it stands as the centerpiece. Now Kevin Parker has shared the very first demo of the track, a sketch in 90 seconds, but it was clear right from the first recording… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 11, 2014

Watch Arctic Monkeys Cover Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" has already been interpreted by Dave Harrington, Chrome Canyon, Memory Tapes, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and the PS22 Kids Chorus, among others, and we're still not sick of it. Now Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner is the latest to take o… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 8, 2014

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

Hey, Tame Impala covering Michael Jackson! And it works really well! The Aussie psych masters posted their rendition of the King Of Pop's HIStory track "Stranger In Moscow" to Facebook earlier today along with this message:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

Tame Impala And Kendrick Lamar – “Backwards”

We've already heard some great tracks off the upcoming Divergent soundtrack: M83 contributed the epic "I Need You", A$AP Rocky teamed up with Gesaffelstein for "In Distress," and Pia Mia rounded up Chance The Rapper and Clams Casino on "Fight For You." The soundtrack also pairs up Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar… More »

By: James Rettig / March 7, 2014

ASAP Rocky – “Riot Rave” (Feat Baauer) Video & “Unicorns”

One of the highlights of A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP was the Skrillex feature "Wild For The Night," and Rocky's new Gessafelstein collab "In Distress" ain't half bad either. So I was hoping "Riot Rave," Rocky's new video with Baauer, would be another example of prime party-time PMF EDM. Alas, it seems to be a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014

Divergent Soundtrack Pairs Tame Impala & Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Gesaffelstein

Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent is the next teen blockbuster to have a stacked soundtrack featuring a bunch of indie favorites. There are new songs from M83 and Ellie Goulding, an A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein collab, and a Clams Casino-produced track from Pia Mia featuring Chance The… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014

Tame Impala – “Be Above It (Erol Alkan Rework)”

Since its release last October, Tame Impala's Lonerism has been covered, remixed, and redone by artists like the Flaming Lips and the Field. Now London electro DJ Erol Alkan stretches album opener "Be Above It" to over twice its original length, taking the already techno-influenced "gotta be above it" repetition to a new level of… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / November 20, 2013

Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The New Flaming Lips EPs, Passing Off The Space Bubble To Diplo, And His Rivalry With Arcade Fire

We already spoke to Wayne Coyne once this year and turned him loose on the turntables, but the Flaming Lips have had such a whirlwind 2013 that they merit yet another check-in. Since releasing The Terror, the Lips have been on a tear: They recorded a pair of new EPs: aMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013

The Flaming Lips – “Elephant” (Tame Impala Cover) Video

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala continue their creative back-and-forth that started with 2012's Heady Fwends with a video for the Lips' cover of "Elephant." They've already announced the release of an EP where they’ll cover each other's songs and this in-studio video is the first official taste of that collaboration. After a successful… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2013

Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo in a quieter setting. Check out Pooneh Ghana's great portraits of HAIM, Phoenix, Purity Ring, Tame Impala, Smith Westerns, and more above. More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2013

Preview The Flaming Lips’ Cover Of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”

In August, we saw a couple of videos of Tame Impala covering the Flaming Lips. Now, the Flaming Lips are working on some Tame Impala covers. The two bands will be touring together next month, and according to The Future Heart, at those shows they'll sell a vinyl EP on which the Li… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013

Watch Tame Impala Cover The Flaming Lips

Tame Impala have been covering the Flaming Lips lately, and a very nice quality live version of "Are You A Hypnotist??" was played and filmed in its entirety at Rock En Seine in Paris. Another video, of "Silver Trembling Hands," was filmed at a Dublin performance, though that one is only the last minute or… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 30, 2013
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