You’d think that I would have been head over heals for Tame Impala when they first released their album Innerspeaker; the band is from Australia and they make sort of an avant-pop sound. But, I didn’t warm to them immediately for some reason or another, but as you’ll see with this new track from their forthcoming Lonersim, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the group is on top of their game. I love the wash of the vocals atop the instruments, and the breakdown near the middle of the track sees the group breaking up the monotony of the typical formula. I’m definitely on board this time; you can pick up the record in October from Modular.
Download:Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams [MP3]
This was an interesting surprise when it popped up in my inbox this weekend. Allbrook/Avery is the project of the bassist from Tame Impala, one of the popular indie bands of the day. The group has just released their album Big Art, and it’s something that I think offers a bit for all listeners. Part of it is that sort of fuzzed out guitar playing, the sort you associated with Tame Impala, but beneath it all is this really accessible pop vocal delivery, begging for people to really dig into the track. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the band’s record, as it’s full of moments just like this.
Download: Allbrook/Avery – Wait ’til Morning [MP3]
What was supposed to be a small gig on a Wednesday night at Emo’s Inside sold enough tickets to warrant a move outside. Tame Impala with Stardeath and White Dwarfs and Kuroma was going to be out in the cold. I, for one, was happy with the move thinking the show wouldn’t be terribly crowded, but I was wrong. Quite a draw. Read on for more…
||Wednesday, December 1st
||$10 from TicketWeb
Unless you’ve been hiding out this year, you surely are aware of the great storm that has spread concerning Australian group Tame Impala. Their blend of psychedelic rock with various texturizing layers has won over every single writer here in the States, and deservedly so, as their record, Innerspeaker, is a joy to listen to, track after track after track. You’ll find the psychedelia, you’ll find 90s alternative, and I hope you see the layering, such as that used on their album cover. As if this wasn’t enough, you also get to catch the group play with Star Death & the White Dwarfs and Kuroma. If you’re looking for that other worldly musical experience on Wednesday night, then this is where you’ll need to be.
Download: Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss [MP3]
||Sunday, June 6th
We’re not sure exactly how this show will work out, considering a lot of people have underestimated the latest effort from MGMT, Congratulations, but we think that regardless of your thoughts on recent work, the show will be nothing short of amazing. It’s bound to be filled with hits from the past, and the uber-creative new tunes. Unfortunately, the only way to get in to the show, if you don’t have tickets, is to get ripped off on Craigslist. Tickets were going for over $70 last time I checked. We’ll be sure to get solid photos for you. You’ll also be treated to great tunes by up-and-comers Tame Impala.
Download: MGMT – Flash Delerium [MP3]