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It still feels like summer, but that won’t last long. We’re less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we’ll be wearing flannel. It’s not a moment too soon: unless you somehow avoided all major news (and everything Donald Trump has said) recently, this summer hurt like a motherfucker. How appropriate… More »

The massive, unpredictable commercial success of the Straight Outta Compton movie is going to cause a lot of ripple going forward. It’s going to have implications in black cinema, in Hollywood studios wondering whether it’s financially risky to make movies with almost entirely black casts. (Honestly, those studios should’ve learned that lesson over and over… More »

Chances are you’ve watched Silentó Whip, watched him Nae Nae at some point this summer. Perhaps you’ve even Whipped, Nae Nae’d, or done the Stanky Legg yourself. The then-unknown Atlanta teenager born Ricky Hawke — which is a much better pop-star name than Silentó — uploaded “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to SoundCloud back in January. More »

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Mark Ronson – “Leaving Los Feliz” (Feat. Kevin Parker)

We already shared "Daffodils," one of several collaborations between Mark Ronson and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker on Ronson's new album Uptown Special. Now here'…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 2:57 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm
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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'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2014 - 4:28 pm
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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…
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
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | June 11, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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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
Scott Lapatine | May 8, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 11:07 am
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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…
James Rettig | March 7, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2014 - 11:49 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 24, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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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 Londo…
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…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2013 - 2:32 pm
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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."…
James Rettig | October 29, 2013 - 1:16 pm
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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…
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…
Liz Pelly | September 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | August 30, 2013 - 5:39 pm
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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…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am