6 posts categorized "tame impala"

11/02/2010

Tame Impala - Lucidity (Pilooski Remix)

Taking the Aussie troop's track from The Doors to the dance floor, one of my favorite Frenchmen, Pilooski, jumps in on this fix of Tame Impala's Lucidity, adding new bits of sonic squelching that are simply sublime.

 

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The single is out officially today (buy it here), watch the video for Lucidity at this link, then try your best to snag a ticket to their upcoming US tour/shows.

 

The first night in NYC is already sold out, but yay, two nights. Get your pass now.

 

Remix = rad.

 

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mp3: Tame Impala - Lucidity (Pilooski Remix)

 

 

09/30/2010

Tame Impala - Lucidity (new video!)

Tame Impala won't soon get off my most played list of 2010, thanks to their stunning debut, Innerspeaker. Champions of messy and fuzzy synthed out garage-rock, the Aussies know how to make loose sounds echo so tightly, and that fact is most evident in album track, Lucidity.

 

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There's a great story behind the making of the new video for the aforementioned track, which you can read all about here, and includes tales of weather balloons, flights, spinning, and the like. Or you can watch the new clip for Lucidity below. The choice is yours really.

 

Also, after the vid, grab the Canyons remix of Tame Impala's Half Glass Full Of Wine. It pretty much slays faces.

 

Reminder: Tame Impala play Bowery Ballroom on November 18. Tickets here.

 

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mp3: Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine (Canyons Remix)

 

 

06/24/2010

Tame Impala - Great Expectations Met at Coco66

With the term "buzz band" so loosely swimming about in a sea of sound-alike bands, it's easy to quickly use that as a catch-all for the musicians who blow up instantaneously, those who receive immediate praise for a single song, but yet leaves the act washed up on shore after the hype wanes. Thankfully, we're not going to use that phrase when describing Tame Impala, or their NYC debut at Coco66 last night. No, instead...I'll say this is a band that creates the buzz, and it's a warm and inviting hum that demands your attention and respect.

 

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Call them sonic wanderers if you will, but the boys from Perth have a "sustained stray" about their music, which can be heard on debut album, InnerSpeaker. Ranging from the tight arrangements of, dare we say, The Beatles earliest songs up through the English blokes more psychedelic trips, the journey that Tame Impala takes you on is defining and definite...a thoughtful tour of the young dudes insanely impressive musicality.

 

With last night being the Aussie foursome's first foray into playing New York City (err, Brooklyn), the natural pre-show thoughts popped into mind. Would they be nervous? How would the songs translate in a live venue? I'd made note that even if it was a sloppy performance, I would have still enjoyed it because their songs speak volumes. Thankfully, the wow factor of their set made me forget I had any questions prior to the event. 

 

While the instant gratification of Solitude is Bliss got the crowd moving, the 50-minute, 9-song set showcased album and non-allbum tracks, intertwined with fuzzy effects pedals, catchy riffs, a jazz flute, instrument swaps and a "back to the crowd" guitar guest jam drop by Andrew of MGMT. As said song states "you will never come close to how I feel", the sense in the room is that we all felt a longing of wanting more.

 

If you're lucky enough to have scored a ticket to Tame Impala's 3 remaining sold out shows in NYC this week, good on you. More pictures from last night's gig can be viewed here. Set list is below a few images.

  

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Intro
Desire
Make Up Mind (Spaze)
Alter Ego (Spaze)
Lucidity
Jeremy's Storm
Sundown
Solitude/Skel (Spazz)
/Half Full (Spaze in Jamme)

 

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mp3: Tame Impala - Vital Signs (Midnight Juggernauts Cover)

mp3: Tame Impala - Alter Ego 


 

05/18/2010

Tame Impala x Midnight Juggernauts

In a glimmer of hope that today ends better than it began, a tug-o-war "I'll cover you if you remix me" kind of game gets tossed into our beastly ears when two Australian powerhouses collide. Tame Impala's already getting the rave review treatment for their debut album Innerspeaker, and with Midnight Juggernauts' The Crystal Axis due out soon as well, the gauntlet is thrown, and the results are muah-mazing.

  

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The Perth troupe, that being Tame Impala, recently covered the Melbournian-midnighters and their stunning original tune, Vital Signs. Keeping true to the initial arrangement, the trio adds a layer of harmonies that enhance the echoed loveliness of the song.

 

To repay the favor, shall we say, Midnight Juggernauts have given the once over to the former's song, Solitude is Bliss...a tune, and video, that we've fallen hard and fast for (along with their entire body of work).

 

This is a post chock full of win...so, you know. Say thanks to the boys from down under.

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Tame Impala - Solitude is Bliss (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)


mp3: Tame Impala - Vital Signs (Midnight Juggernauts Cover)

 

05/14/2010

Beastly Bits #75

Holy hell it's finally Friday. This has been a long ol' week, but it's equally been chock full of awesome.

 

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What's everyone up to this weekend? There's lots of cool happening in the city, so I expect to see each and every one of you out and about. 

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Kylie Minogue has a new song. Bit of a yawner for a supposed "comeback" single, but I guarantee after a few more listens, I'll be loving on All the Lovers. link

 

Tame Impala are streaming their entire album, Innerspeaker. Would be a wise move to go have a listen, because it's solid as stone. link

 

Mary J. Blige has been tapped to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. link

 

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is set to release his autobiography in October. link

 

New tunes to grab this morning come courtesy of Gentleman Thieves, Chew Fu and Anton Glamb.

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mp3: Timbaland and Justin Timberlake - Carry Out (Chew Fu No MSG Fix)

mp3: Rihanna - Rude Boy (Gentlemen Thieves Remix)

mp3: Anton Glamb - Lurking Hard

 

05/06/2010

Beastly Bits #69

It's beastly bits nombre soixante-neuf! Not sure why I'm feeling the foreign inflections today...

 

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...maybe it's that I just need to class this joint up a touch? Nah...we're still kicking it rad style. Let's do this.

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Yeasayer played Webster Hall two nights ago. Review is over at EastVillageRadio.com. link

 

Tame Impala's Solitude is Bliss video is disturbing, yet gorgeously shot. Grab a free mp3 below then watch the clip. link

 

Thom Yorke published an election day playlist. What do you think of his "cynical eyes" selections? link

 

Our old pal Don Diablo mixed up Gorillaz' Superfast Jellyfish. Free for all below.

 

Metric are playing Prospect Park Bandshell on August 5. Yep, it's a free show. link

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mp3: Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish (Don Diablo Remix)

mp3: Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss

 


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