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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 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some notes on methodology: We compile this list at the end of the day Thursday, so the 5 Best Songs Of The Week recognizes "the…
Stereogum | March 13, 2015 - 3:58 pm
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Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”

Tame Impala's 2012 psych-meditation Lonerism cemented them as part of the upper echelon of indie rock, and rumors of their approaching third album have already…
Caitlin White | March 10, 2015 - 4:09 pm
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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's…
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's…
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 London…
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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