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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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012

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… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 19, 2012

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… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012

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

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 More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012

Tame Impala @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 8/7/12

In retrospect, Tame Impala playing in front of an oscilloscope projection is totally logical. Felt like a million dollar idea last night though. This was the first time I'd seen the band since their introduction to NYC at Glasslands and then Greenpoint's Coco66 with MGMT a few summers ago, and the oscilloscope wasn't the only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 8, 2012

Progress Report: Tame Impala

Name: Tame Impala Progress Report: Kevin Parker chats about Lonerism, the pleasures of touring, and covering Fleetwood Mac… This October Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala will roar back with Lonerism, the band’s hotly anticipated follow up to 2010’s Innerspeaker. Based on the first two tracks to be revealed from the record -- "ApocalypseMore »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 6, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza's chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit -- two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18 and 20… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012

Tame Impala – “Elephant”

The first taste of Tame Impala's forthcoming Lonerism was the swirling "Apocalypse Dreams," and this evening they let go of the official first single "Elephant." It's a churning, multi-chambered jam that showcases a leaner, tighter take without sacrificing the psych-y haze. Makes sense, as that's the thing Lonerism producer Dave Fridmann has made… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012

POND – “Moth Wings” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

POND, the Tame Impala psych-rock side project, made their video for "Moth Wings" themselves on iPhones -- something that won't exactly shock you when you see the video. In the ridiculous clip, they superimposed their mouths over places where their mouths should not go. POND also have a run of tour dates coming u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012

Tame Impala – “That’s All For Everyone” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

While it's always sort of Fleetwood Mac appreciation week in the indie sphere, this has been a particularly robust one: We got the news of the band's impending reunion tour, we got the particularly excellent, Balearic take on "Straight Back" by Washed Out from the indie-rock all-star salute LP Just Tell Me ThatMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 18, 2012

Tame Impala – “Apocalypse Dreams”

Blissed-out Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala landed on our collective radar two years ago with their Innerspeaker album, and now they're set to follow it up with the new album Lonerism, set to arrive sometime in October. Frontman Kevin Parker produced it, with indie-psych kingpin Dave Fridmann mixing. The first single is called "Elephant," but we… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012

Tame Impala Lonerism Teaser

Behold a new video titled "Coming Soon From Tame Impala," featuring psychedelically treated footage of the band and assorted good times, soundtracked by unmistakably new Tame Impala music. There are also a few frames of the word LONERISM in there. Let's just say a new Tame Impala album by that name is coming soon, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2012

Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Crystallized”

Here's the debut single for one-woman Parisian outfit Melody's Echo Chamber, a fuzzy, spongey piece of pop recorded by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. Listen below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 7, 2012