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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

Watch Tame Impala Play Fallon

Last night, Aussie psych-rock head-expanders didn't just show up to play a song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They also installed a time machine in the studio, someone creating the impression that some sort of Blue Cheer/Hawkwind supergroup was playing a one-off on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973. Or maybe they just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 9:38 am

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Dave Harrington Paradise Edit)”

I had a feeling last year that Tame Impala's stunning new album Lonerism would lend itself well to remixing, but I really wasn't prepared for just how diverse some of them have been. From Memory Tapes picking up on the crisis at the heart of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" to producer veteran Todd… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 14, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Chrome Canyon De-mix)”

Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," off of their beloved album Lonerism, became a popular track to remix in 2012. In his new "de-mix," futuristic electronic artist Chrome Canyon emphasizes ambient synth lines in an effort to make the track dreamier than the original (if that's even possible). Download it below. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2013 - 12:03 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week the music-video gods finally awoke from their slumber. I had to leave so much good stuff off the list this week: self-deprecating superstar send-ups, excitingly one-note punk-rock rave-ups, disturbing dystopian visions, intense adoreableness, experimental visions that didn't quite work, the Lonely Island's big return. The five I ended up with below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Pond – “Giant Tortoise”

The prolific Australian psych-rock band Pond share three members with Tame Impala (including Kevin Parker, that band's frontman, on drums), so it's probably not too much of a surprise that their euphorically sunny fuzz-parties will sound familiar to any Tame Impala fan. But it's a bit surprising that Pond are staying so goddam busy. Just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 10:41 am

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief” Video (NSFW)

Big morning for new music videos! We already got new clips from the Knife and Grizzly Bear, and now here's Tame Impala's bug-out clip for the head-blown Lonerism riff-stomper "Mind Mischief." The video, from director David Wilson, tells the story of a young private school boy having a moment with a ridiculously sexy stoner teacher. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 10:40 am

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Memory Tapes Remix)”

"Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" is the immediate standout from Tame Impala's much-loved new album Lonerism. Meanwhile, lonerist synthpopper Memory Tapes has built an entire aesthetic out of feeling like he only goes backwards. These two make so much sense together! And now Memory Tapes has remixed "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," swinging… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012 - 2:39 pm

NME‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2012

Brit-rock weekly NME, that most hype-driven of print magazines, has just given the world its list of the 50 best albums of 2012, and, as with all lists, there are good and bad and weird things about it. Good: Tame Impala at #1! I understand that lots of people like that album! It is still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Watch Tame Impala On Jools Holland

On the most recent episode of the BBC show Later With Jools Holland, Aussie fuzz-rockers Tame Impala brought their impressive psychedelic chug, playing "Elephant," arguably the most Sabbath-esque track from their new album Lonerism. It's the sort of song that demands dramatic lighting, and Later With Jools Holland has some awesomely dramatic lighting. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012 - 10:46 am

Young Dreams – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (Tame Impala Cover)

Young Dreams are a sprawling Norwegian indie-pop collective with a gift for high drama; we've already posted their "Young Dreams" and "Fog Of War" videos. And now they've recorded a cover of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," the dizzy psych-rock single from their much-loved Modular labelmates Tame Impala. The Young Dreams version of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Tame Impala, The Amazing @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 11/16/12

Setting their guitar phaser pedals to stun, Tame Impala captivated a sold out El Rey Theatre crowd with intoxicating swirls of sound. Touring behind excellent sophomore album Lonerism, Tame Impala would seemingly be selling out arenas if this was the 1960's. Also on the bill were the Amazing which features members of Dungen constructing their… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 19, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” Video

As the latest visual for Lonerism cut "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" again proves, "Tame Impala" might as well be synonymous with "not betraying the aesthetic." It features the mesmerizing psychedelic swirl of oil paints, and if someone told you it was commissioned for a late-period Beatles video feature you wouldn't second guess it. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012 - 10:31 am

Watch PS22 Kids Chorus Sing Tame Impala

A few years ago, Staten Island's PS22 Kids Chorus won internet fame for doing ridiculously cute and exuberant versions of various indie rock hits. With their latest performance, they might've reached new levels of incongruous hipness: Taking on a Tame Impala album track from an LP that's just a week old. Watch them singing the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012 - 10:53 am

Stream Tame Impala Lonerism

Next week, Aussie indie rockers Tame Impala will put out their sophomore release, a record from which we've already heard the first two singles "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Elephant." Dave Fridmann is behind the boards for this one and you can hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 1, 2012 - 8:53 am

Tame Impala – “Elephant (Canyons Wooly Mammoth Remix)”

After the incredible coup of nabbing Todd Rundgren to remix their ace Lonerisms cut "Elephant," Tame Impala tread more familiar, though similarly far-out, terrain with frequent remix-mates and Modular fam Canyons. It's up for download over at modularpeople.com. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Tame Impala – “Elephant” Video

Let's just say that the new Tame Impala video for "Elephant" doesn't betray the aesthetic -- it's a video rife with the psychedelic swirl of color, hues parading around live footage of the band performing. Yoshi Sodeoka directs and the live footage is provided by the Silentlights. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 19, 2012 - 9:23 am

Tame Impala – “Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix)”

Psych-pop hall-of-famer Todd Rundgren is an old-school '70s-vintage studio wizard, but he's never been a part of the internet remix zeitgeist. That, however, appears to be changing. Earlier this year, Rundgren remixed Lindstrøm's track "De Javu." And now, Rundgren has reworked "Elepant," the new single from Aussie band Tame Impala, who have probably learned a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012 - 10:19 am