The psychadelic rock of Tame Impala
is making a splash right now, garnering a landslide of "anything but tame" puns and "insert Chevy jokes". Following a hype-worthy EP, we didn't hear much until their debut InnerSpeaker
, which is currently garnering praise from the various music outlets of the net for it's simultaneous modernity and classical nature. Mostly though, it's just really fun; it kind of sounds like the boys from Liverpool made a record in Brooklyn, 2010.
"Alter Ego" really showcases that sound, the grappling hooks and beats sound nifty, but have a certain backwards charm as the vocals literally do their damnedest to imitate those iconic Beatles inflections. It could be their Perth, Australia origins, it could be a love of the fab's music... either way, the sound is a icy-cool blend of saccharine, modern crank-rock and 60s harmony.
is out now. -joe puglisi
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MP3: "Alter Ego" (InnerSpeak)
Tame Impala on Myspace