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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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

Stream Pond Hobo Rocket

Nick Allbrook, the frontman of the Aussie psych-rock band Pond, also served as Tame Impala’s bassist before he left earlier this year, and both band…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2013 - 10:30 am

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…
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,…
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…
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…
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 a…
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, doze…
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…
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…
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 certai…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm