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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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The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

Governors Ball was oversold, there's no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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Modular Founder Sued Over Missing Tame Impala Royalties

During a Reddit AMA in April, Kevin Parker noted that, "Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala's record sales outside of Australia, I had…
James Rettig | June 2, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Watch Tame Impala Puppets Play “‘Cause I’m A Man”

""Cause I'm A Man" already got one weird music video, and now here's another one. Technically, it's being billed as the "official live video" but,…
James Rettig | May 28, 2015 - 6:25 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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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…
James Rettig | May 21, 2015 - 10:24 am
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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…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am
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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…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 3:09 pm
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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:…
Caitlin White | May 8, 2015 - 5:15 pm
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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,…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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Preview Another New Tame Impala Song “Eventually”

UPDATE: The full version of "Eventually" is now online. Hear it here. …
James Rettig | May 7, 2015 - 9:54 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2015 - 4:40 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | April 30, 2015 - 10:44 am
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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"
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2015 - 7:14 am
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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…
Caitlin White | April 17, 2015 - 11:07 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2015 - 8:57 am
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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…
James Rettig | April 11, 2015 - 5:46 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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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…
Stereogum | April 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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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…
Stereogum | April 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2015 - 9:23 am
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