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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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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

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

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

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

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

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 bands…
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 an…
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, dozens…
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