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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 -- who… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

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 a career… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012 - 5:53 pm

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 up i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 10:09 am

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 That You WantMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 18, 2012 - 10:12 am

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 - 9:05 am

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 - 10:25 am

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 - 4:16 pm

Pond – “You Broke My Cool” Video

Pond, the sunkissed Aussie psych-guitar blazers whose three members include two Tame Impalas, have a new split-screen-heavy video for their song "You Broke My Cool." The band members and their friends shot the clip in the Perth countryside while they were recording debut album Beard Wives Denim, and from the look of things, they spent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 10:39 am

Pond – “Pond In A Park”

Beard Wives Denim, the new album from sandblasted Aussie psych trio and Tame Impala sister band Pond, arrives today. But the track below, "Pond In A Park," isn't on the album. It's nearly seven minutes of pillowy guitar fuzz and spaced-out harmonies, and it's streaming after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Stream Pond Beard Wives Denim

Aussie psych-rock power-trio Pond, who share two members with Tame Impala, have spent the past few months convincing us that they know how to conjure a fluttery, sun-dazed desert-rock vibe that would do their sister band proud; check the songs "Fantastic Explosion Of Time," "Moth Wings," and "Mystery" for evidence. Right now, their entire new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Pond – “Fantastic Explosion Of Time”

Australia's Pond features two members of Tame Impala's touring band -- Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson -- so it's no coincidence that their music exudes the same warm, psych-y feel. The first track from their forthcoming Beard Wives Denim, "Fantastic Explosion Of Time," is an uptempo jammer, riding squealing guitar lines into fuzzy breakdowns. Check… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 5, 2011 - 11:13 am

Tame Impala – “Lucidity” (Pilooski Remix)

This remix by French producer Pilooski is subtle in a lot of ways, leaving in a good deal of Stereogum40 band Tame Impala's fuzzy lead guitar hook. But I really like the screams he used to punctuate each line. No word yet if this spacey remix will appear as a b-side to any upcoming single… More »

By: jessica / November 3, 2010 - 4:22 pm

POND – “Sunlight Cardigan” (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian trio POND share a member with Tame Impala -- you're bound to dig them if you're into that other crew's expansive MGMT-meets-Lennon psychedelia. The piano-streaked "Sunlight Cardigan" appears on their fourth collection FROND, an album that mixes cosmic space-outs ("The Place Behind A Duck") and duskier nighttime excursions ("Torn Asunder") with plenty of bright… More »

By: brandon / October 20, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Tame Impala – “Lucidity” Video

Robert Hales orchestrated this video for Stereogum40 grads Tame Impala's "Lucidity" "500 odd kilometers" outside Melbourne, around a small town called Mildura: Cameras were placed inside weather balloons, launched upwards. If you believe in back-stories, there's more. More »

By: brandon / September 30, 2010 - 8:54 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we're escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year's release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Tame Impala @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 6/25/10

Innerspeaker, outer space. That Tame Impala's sold-out show count in NYC numbered three (not counting the word-of-mouth psilocybic riff-fest at Coco66) was totally appropriate -- that's a triptych of live shows, emphasis on the trip and ticks. Their YoursTruly session set a proper scene for their LP's aural flush -- remote location, pastoral setting, head… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Tame Impala – “Solitude Is Bliss (Canyons Remix)”

It's Tame Impala week in the city -- the band rolling around the city for three shows (watch this, don't miss) and various peripheral appearances, like a DJ set at that sure to be bananas Vice Creator's Project jump-off at Milk Studios this Saturday -- commemorated here with another remix on their Innerspeaker standout "Solitude IsMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2010 - 11:14 am

Tame Impala Does “Solitude Is Bliss” & “Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind?” For Yours Truly

Aussie psychtronauts (wow, sorry) are here, in the States, playing shows with MGMT and revving up for a headlining trio of shows in NYC later this month that will be blogged to death. This is because the kaleidoscopic flangery of Cream riffs and Dungen pastoral swirl called Innerspeaker is incredibly immersive and fairly ruling, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2010 - 4:05 pm

Tame Impala – “Solitude Is Bliss (Mickey Moonlight Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

At the beginning of the month we gave you the video for Tame Impala's psychedelic Innerspeaker pop nugget "Solitude Is Bliss." The clip found a protagonist dancing away an apocalypse, getting hypnotized by confetti (or drifting remnants), shooting folks with his fingers, and punching dogs. If you watch it again soundtracked by this echoing, phased,… More »

By: brandon / May 18, 2010 - 9:11 am

Tame Impala – “Solitude Is Bliss” Video

On the strength of their Innerspeaker LP and their shared taste in hairstyles, Australian psych-pop quartet Tame Impala are on tour in support of MGMT later this month. Our post about the drifting, spacious "Runway, Houses, City, Clouds" included a number of drug references. Initially the protagonist of this Megafore-directed video for "Solitude Is Bliss"… More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2010 - 9:41 am