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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 Parker… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm

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 its follow-up. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 21, 2014 - 10:45 am

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 Ronson’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 4:28 pm

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, Man ItMore »

By: Peter Helman / October 20, 2014 - 10:21 am

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.

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By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

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 - 1:23 pm

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 on the Lonerism standout. He played a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 8, 2014 - 8:10 pm

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 - 11:07 am

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 for a reworking… More »

By: James Rettig / March 7, 2014 - 12:18 pm

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 an “art video”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014 - 11:49 am

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