Posts Tagged ‘tame impala’

April 6, 2018

The Less I Know The Better is easily one of Tame Impala’s most recognized and widely loved psych rock songs. But have you ever wondered how it would sound in the dexterous hands of a visionary electronic producer? Germany’s SAINT WKND proves how truly spectacular such a feat could be with his spacey buzzing, rich whirring flip. His remix stays true to the original’s spiraling groove, yet adds a whole lot of electrifying thrills to the fuzzy fabric of the track. I just want to roll in its bass roiling texture and melt into its hallucinogenic structure. 

March 8, 2018

I think it’s safe to fathom that the majority of you have already been enjoying this gargantuan sized collaboration since it dropped on Monday. Even if so, it’s only proper we take a moment to marvel at long awaited My Life. ZHU has been teasing the track for quite some time now, and it’s been well worth the anticipation. The San Francisco native and much beloved producer has linked up with Australian psych rock legends Tame Impala on an ambient spiraling masterpiece, which features hypnotic synth arpeggios and booming house beats. Their visualizer for My Life is also deeply transfixing with a sleek Porsche traveling down a warped desert road. We’d love to live our life riding in an expensive sports car to the tune of this crisp pulsing, brassy warbling jam. ZHU will be hitting the road again this fall, check out his tour dates, here.

January 11, 2018

Australia is king when it comes to superb psych rock bands. Tame Impala and Pond are but two of many such celebrated outfits from Down Under. The two literally came together on POND’s last album, The Weather, which was produced by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker. The Weather is getting an expanded digital-reissue soon, off which comes this bonus track, Fire In The Water, for which POND has released a music video today. The clip was directed, filmed, and edited by acclaimed visual artist Kristofski. POND frontman Nicholas Allbrook dances joyously through the streets of Tokyo to Fire In The Water’s spacey spiraling, sleek spinning synthrock and psychedelia. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, POND is postponing their return to the U.S. later this month, which they’ll make up with an expanded tour this spring.  Additionally, the band are pleased to announce that they will perform at Bonnaroo, Boston Calling and Governors Ball. POND’s The Weather is available, here.

February 26, 2016

Two spectacular and much polar opposite worlds have collided today. Much venerated Australian psych band Tame Impala have remixed R&B, funk, and neo-soul auteur Miguel’s Waves. The track is an Apple Music exclusive which you can stream in the embed above. The union of the two is a pleasant surprise, one that makes Waves so unmistakably Tame Impala in its swooshing guitar, wavy synths, and chromatic dustiness. This is music heaven.

September 30, 2015

Anesthetized Lesson is, as its name implies, is sublimely numbing and paralyzing with its psychedelic droning and hazy droopiness. The song comes from Australia’s GUM, whose music I first stumbled upon a year ago. Back then, I immediately noticed a similarity between GUM’s grainy, kaleidoscopic sound and Tame Impala’s heady soundscape. I subsequently learned that GUM is the solo project of Tame Impala and Pond member Jay Waston. In the world of music, two points often connect and make perfect sense. Anesthetized Lesson is the trippy first funky single revealed from GUM’s second album Glamorous Damage, out November 13trh on Spinning Top. Let it take you on a brilliantly dizzying trip through the cosmos.

September 9, 2015

I’m pretty sure there are many music heads who agree with me when I say that Tame Impala’s Let It Happen is one of the best songs of 2015, and it’ll likely keep the throne for the rest of the year. While the original, particularly the album version of it, is as perfect as it gets, so much so that Jamie xx played it unedited and untouched in his own set earlier this year, it’s still an undeniably epic treat to get to hear a remix of Let It Happen by legendary Belgian quartet Soulwax. Get ready for an extra dash of acid tang and some brain jostling warping on the grooving remix, a very DFA and LCD sort of heavenly concoction.

August 6, 2015

One of today’s music surprises is a cover remix of Tame Impala’s Cause I’m A Man by reigning pop rock girl crew HAIM. The original, is, of course, off the psych rock band’s fantastic album Currents. The HAIM sister slow the track down and lend their powerful chops to the song, making it into a slow grooving power ballad. 

July 30, 2015

In my humble opinion, Tame Impala’s Let It Happen is one of the most brilliant tunes to come out this year. It’s easily one of my top three songs of 2015, at least at a little over half way in. Australian indie rock quartet Husky offers up a total re-imagining of the psych rock band’s roiling song. They give it their stripped down, rustic ambiance, turning Let It Happen into a quiet, gentle serenade. Beautifully pensive, the acoustic cover throws welcome new light on the magnificent song. Husky will be playing live in the US for two very exclusive performances in August: at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on the 18th, and at Hotel Cafe in LA on the 24th. I wonder if they’ll be playing this cover in their sets.

OFFICIAL VID: Tame Imapala – ‘Cause I’m A Man

May 21, 2015

It would seem that all the indie world was in a tizzy this morning because Tame Impala dropped a new music video. It’s crazy how much hoopla the Australian psych rock band can create whenever they reveal or unleash anything new. It’s no wonder though, considering how fantastic the songs we’ve heard off Currents have been so far (I mean that song Let It Happen? sheeesh). Today, they decided to gift us a 3D oriented music video for languid song ‘Cause I’m A Man. While the visuaals are somewhat odd, they’re also somehow entrancing and amusing, pairing nicely with the swirling, dreamy ambiance of ‘Cause I’m A Man. Currents, which will be Tame Impala’s third studio album, will be released June 17th on Interscope.

Tame Impala – Eventually

May 8, 2015

I know a few of those die hard Tame Impala fans, but I’m not one myself. But  I must say, the Australian psych rock act is certainly brilliant with their heady offerings. The band will be releasing their new album, Currents, tomorrow. The wait is almost over! New album taste Eventually, while no Let It Happen, is still an incredibly dreamy and glossy treat. It’s a more laid back, languorous song. I don’t expect Jamie xx to be dropping this one in his live sets anytime soon, as he did Let It Happen.