October 9, 2012

Lonerism

I first heard Tame Impala on an absolutely stellar mix composed by Tycho and Heathered Pearls and was completely blown away by them. Today the Aussie psychedelic band released their sophomore album, Lonerism, which continues to compliment the mellow, smooth moves of their debut, Innerspeaker. The first thing that drew me in was not only the artwork, but also the photos and design inside the album’s booklet that features frontman Kevin Parker collaborating with Leif Podhajsky, one of my favorite artists as of late. Reading some early reviews about the album, there are a lot of notions that they sound a lot like The Beatles in their experimental prime, which I see as a positive thing, but as much as I enjoy Revolver, nothing seems to diminish an artist’s credibility more than being compared to the sounds of ancient rock gods. Tame Impala captures the foundation of 60s and 70s rock while maintaining a current and fresh sound, making it a perfect album to walk through downtown as the first fall chill comes in. Stream Lonerism in it's entirety below, courtesy of NPR.

Stream: Tame Impala - Lonerism

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