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Tame Impala

The sound of spacy, guitar-heavy psychedelic pop has never really gone out of fashion since the Beatles brought it to the mainstream in the late '60s, with proponents like Pink Floyd and the Flaming Lips managing to make long careers out of mining its every seam. In the 2010s, there is no more popular psych pop group than Australia's Tame Impala.

Kevin Parker (vocals/guitar) and Dominic Simper (bass) formed the band as 13-year-olds in Perth in 1999, sticking to bedroom recordings until 2007, when Jay Watson joined them on drums and backing vocals. Their sound was pure late '60s, but wasn't the sound of any specific band from the era. They were as likely to channel the Nazz as the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Cocooned away inside walls of psychedelic fuzz in Western Australia, they re-created their preferred period one song at a time with the aid of gear and production techniques that sounded like they hadn't been dusted off since 1968.

Like a lot of the buzz bands of the mid- to late 2000s Tame Impala's story involves MySpace. The social networking website rocketed them from a teenage garage band to the sought-after trophy in a multiple-label bidding war. It started when Modular Records sent them a message after hearing several songs on their MySpace page and asked for more. Tame Impala sent them a demo with 20 songs, which led to requests and offers from everyone under the sun. After consideration, they stuck with the label that had shown first interest, and signed with Modular in 2008.

In September of that year they released their first self-titled EP. There was some confusion among reviewers, several of whom referred to the release as "Antares, Mira, Sun" after the notes written on the artwork, a representation of the Orion Nebula drawn by bandleader and songwriter Parker. As well as drawing the art, the perfectionist Parker micromanaged the recording, performing every instrument himself. The EP went to number ten on the ARIA charts and number one on the independent label charts. Though Parker played everything in the studio, live Tame Impala functioned as a real band, though at their early gigs they were famously unprepared and never wore shoes. At one such shambolic gig for a Vice Magazine party in Melbourne, indie electropop band MGMT's label manager caught their act and was impressed enough to offer them the support slot when his band toured Australia. That year they also supported the Black Keys and You Am I on national tours.

In 2010, Tame Impala made their full-length debut with the Dave Fridmann-mixed Innerspeaker. Recorded mostly in a remote beach house four hours outside Perth, Parker did almost all the music, this time letting Watson and Simper contribute a little bit. The album was a critical and popular success, gaining the band fans all over the globe, being nominated for many awards in Australia including ARIA Album of the Year and winning the J Album of the Year nod. Shortly after the record's release, Parker returned to his home studio in Perth to begin work on new material, which he began recording while the band was on tour. Along the way he lost half the album when his iPod fell out of his bag, he moved to Paris (where he produced Melody's Echo Chamber's album), and eventually, after a year of mixing with Dave Fridmann, he finished the album.

Released in 2012, Lonerism was a less guitar-heavy, far weirder album than Innerspeaker, yet it made an even bigger splash. Tame Impala repeated as winners of the J Award for Album of the Year and topped many year-end polls (including NME), and the record was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Grammys. All this success made Parker an in-demand collaborator, and Mark Ronson was the biggest name to make a connection, with Parker working on a handful of tracks on Ronson's Uptown Special album. At the same time, Parker and some friends formed the space disco band AAA Aardvark Getdown Services. These were touchstones for the next Tame Impala record, 2015's Currents, which saw their sound expanded to include more uptempo, dance music-informed tracks and some smooth R&B stylings. ~ Jody Macgregor, Rovi
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Track List: 'Cause I'm A Man (Single)

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Track List: Be Above It (Erol Alkan Rework) (Single)

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Track List: Eventually (Single)

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Track List: Let It Happen (Single)

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esamano73
They're like a mix of Pink Floyd, ELO and Supertramp. They have a deep respect for classic rock. Fantastic music.
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Saw these badass mother fers in Austin TX in 2012 or 13 .. yeah and even drank a beer with one of there mothers!! \m/ everything they do is gold
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Bt dubs the ��was a weed leaf
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Mmmmmmmmmm.. . . .
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nyleve112782 8
Just saw them last weekend, and I'm still in awe of their sound. Amazing show Let it Happen was like symphony.
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They tell my story. I love em. Was thinking of catching them in just north in B.C. she. Should I go?
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One of the best, if not the best band you can find. Great sound to all of their music. I rate them 1000000/10
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Amazing band, great lyrics & fascinating sound of music. A+++++++
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This band is amazing, love every song on this album ��
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nyleve112782 8
I can't wait to see them live in May
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This band is amazing
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I know all their songs c':
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Just got Lonerism and Innerspeaker on vinyl :) The way it was meant to be listened to
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Definitely my favorite band of the 2000s
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its impossible to be sad listening to this music!! favorite band of all time! their lyrics and music are also profoundly cinematic and thought provoking
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Wander, sundown syndrome, music to walk home by and defiantly Expectation. . . Probably there best in my opinion
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exquisite_so l a c e
Glad to have discovered their music.
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Hayden Beck: The Bold Arrow of Time, Jeremy's Storm, Apocalypse Dreams, It Is Not Meant To Be, Lucidity ... Are all really good and in the same vein. You listed some of my top favorites as well so we just may have similar tastes. Enjoy.
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LOVE this stuff ;) And I CANNOT wait to see them live...all in time
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Great music. If you like this stuff, check out Ratatat. They sound very similar.
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Hayden: Any track off of Lonerism, Innerspeaker or their EP. aka, Any of their songs, theyre all sweet :)
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jay18k
alter ego is also good
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Elephant
It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Mind Mischief
These are my favorites, anyone got any recommendati o n s of others I should check out?
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Great to know there's good music still being made since nirvana
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Just enjoying a toke to the great Impala.
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Great neo-psychede l i c band
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Simple and elegant lyrics.
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I found these guys through pitchfork best new albums from their first self-titled album. I was amazed by their awesome incarnation of 60's psychedelic rock. Like hearing John Lennon as the lead singer for Zeppelin or something strange yet familiar. Pitchfork often has their heads up their asses but occasionally they do call them accurately like these guys before anyone mainstream has a clue who they are.. I'm also shocked the song elephant put them on the map. Their first album is amazing!
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love them
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They remind me of early Pink Floyd love them to bits!!
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Was introduced to this epic band this last weekend at a party...IN LOVE. He reminds me of John Lennon so much.
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Tame Impala has been around for awhile.. Their psychedelic sound is what drew me in.. Kind of sucks that their only "mainstream" song elephants is what got them to be popular.. But if more young people start listening to this kind of music, it's a beautiful thing. <3
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tame impala is now my favorite band. two thumbs up!!
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f**king dope.
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Saw the end of their set at ACL this year and was blown AWAY. I haven't stopped listening to them in 2 months. Telling everyone (and my momma) about them. Love love looooovvveee
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Probably one of my Favourite bands forever! They're just brilliant! :D
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thexlostxpap e r c l i p
Thought you guys would appreciate the new MGMT stuff... Really psychedelic/ t r i p p y http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = Q B u _ b z x v g d I
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I'm starting to think these guys are getting an edge on the beatles
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They sound like the Beatles that's y I'm starting to lik them so good
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great find!!
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Damn I love me some Tame Impala
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Great music to get baked to!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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rake_desi
Reminds Me Of Matt....<3
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whitehawkwin g
Pretty good music. Reminds me of the Beatles a lot.
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I always loved Tame Impala.
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I like their sound. Do not like this song.
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