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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

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