Under The Radar: Tame Impala

If John Lennon could somehow be resurrected from the grave to hear a Radiohead record, this might very well be the swirling, acid-infused soundscape he would create.  Tame Impala – Kevin Parker (guitars, vocals, keys, noise), Jay Watson (drums, synth, vocals), and Dominic Simper (bass) – is a three piece, neo-psychedelia band hailing from Perth, Australia.  Forget the initial comparisons to The Beatles and Radiohead for a second, as I don’t want to create unrealistic expectations for the band… but sit back for a moment, close your eyes, and let the music swirl around in your head.  Dreamy, hypnotic, hazy, eerily melodic… the music allows you to ride a rolling wave into the depths of 60’s psychedelic bliss (i.e. Pink Floyd, Cream, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane) without drowning into a seeping world of paranoia.  The sounds are freewheeling, organic, and breathtakingly brilliant.

Already released in Australia on May 21st, Tame Impala’s full-length debut, Innerspeaker (woah…), will be released in the US on June 8th (along with a ton of other good sh*t).  After recently being noticed by MGMT’s tour manager at a Vice Magazine CD Release Party in Melbourne, the band will now join MGMT’s full summer tour as the opening act.  These guys are going to get big.  Mark it.

Stream Innerspeaker in its entirety after the jump…

Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (preorder on iTunes)

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~ by cdowell4 on May 25, 2010.

One Response to “Under The Radar: Tame Impala”

  1. That just made the past hour float by….thanks dudes.

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