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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 Rapper. There'… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014 - 4:26 pm

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 - 1:56 pm

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: a limited edition collaborative releaseMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013 - 2:32 pm

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 string… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2013 - 1:16 pm

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 - 1:50 pm

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 Lips cover "Runway,… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm

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 - 5:39 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival wasn't who was there but who wasn't. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the band slated to headline the day, had to drop out at the last possible second, axing all their remaining European tour dates after guitarist Frank "Poncho"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am

Stream Pond Hobo Rocket

Nick Allbrook, the frontman of the Aussie psych-rock band Pond, also served as Tame Impala's bassist before he left earlier this year, and both bands still share a bunch of members. But Pond isn't a side project, exactly. They're uniquely wiggy space-fuzz travelers in their own right, and their new album Hobo Rocket gets eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 29, 2013 - 10:30 am

Pond – “Xanman”

The bassist Nick Allbrook may have recently left Tame Impala, but he still leads the similarly inclined Australian psych-rock band Pond, and they're still about to release their fifth album Hobo Rocket. We've posted that album's first single "Giant Tortoise," as well as its video, and now they've followed that one up with a triumphant… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 10:49 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Saturday: Sigur Rós, The xx, Tame Impala, & More

As day 2 of Sasquatch! began everybody, from fans to bands to tech, seemed to be adjusting to the swing of things. It was a little warmer, and there was no rain in sight. After walking through a camping area set up with afternoon beer pong and a car blasting "Same Love," I finally got… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 26, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Bassist Nick Allbrook Leaves Tame Impala

Over the weekend, Tame Impala announced that following a performance at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Saturday night (5/18), bassist Nick Allbrook would no longer be a member of the band, citing a need for time to "try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society." Allbrook is also the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 20, 2013 - 10:48 am

Watch Tame Impala Cover OutKast

Here Australian psych champions Tame Impala return to their homeland's biggest radio station to do Triple J's consistently successful Like A Version series. In an impressive display of lateral thinking, the band chose a song that suits their strengths while also feeling a bit unexpected: André 3000's The Love Below paean to perfection "Prototype." It'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 3, 2013 - 8:38 am

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: "It's not about the music, man, it's about the festival experience." With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Hear Tame Impala Soundtrack A Blackberry Commercial

Tame Impala's single "Elephant" from Lonerism was picked up for a Blackberry commercial. Watch the video below. In case you missed it: the band also recently released the Mind Mischief EP featuring remixes by Ducktails and The Field. More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 17, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Tame Impala, The Growl @ The Vic, Chicago 3/6/13

Last night, Tame Impala and openers the Growl played to a sold out crowd at the Vic in Chicago. Tame Impala balanced their setlist with tracks from both Lonerism and Innerspeaker, including "Music To Walk Home By," "Elephant," and "Mind Mischief," as well as extended versions of "Solitude Is Bliss" and "Endors Toi." We sent… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief (The Field Remix)”

The Field makes metronomic minimal techno, and Tame Impala make choogling fuzz-pedal rock. But both the Swedish producer and the Australian band bring a certain starry-eyed, warm-hearted psychedelic sweep to their work, so they aren't as counterintuitive a pairing as you might expect. And now the Field has reworked Tame Impala's heavy-riffing Lonerism jam "MindMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix)”

Tame Impala have a new release, the Mind Mischief EP. Pressed via Modular, the EP is out today and features the band's "Mind Mischief" single plus remixes by Ducktails and The Field. The Ducktails version updates the song with added electronic avant-pop sensibilities; stream it over at Hilly Dilly. More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 3, 2013 - 4:41 pm