tame impala

Imagine this: John Lennon has been reincarnated. His new birth name is Kevin Parker, a co-founding member of Australian trio Tame Impala. This band is the closest thing to how The Beatles would sound if they had been cryogenically frozen for the past thirty years and had decided to modernize their chops upon thawing out. And yes, that’s a compliment. Though the music is recorded in a similar fashion as the fab four’s later, more expansive albums, Innerspeaker doesn’t seem derivative in the slightest. It is fresh and stunningly original considering the obviousness of their influences, which is a welcome rarity given the infinite number of bands claiming identical inspirations. Innerspeaker employs the same slew of guitar fuzz embraced by bands such as The Secret Machines, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, etc. But here it sounds warmer, or, at the very least, less manufactured; one can only assume that Tame Impala were picky about their tube amps and analog distortion choices. Then, there’s the songwriting. Starting with one of the most infectious bass-lines in recent memory, the band immediately grabs your attention with “It Is Not Meant to Be.” Coming later in the album, “The Bold Arrow of Time” has such a classic-sounding riff, it’s a surprise this track wasn’t originally recorded by Cream in their heyday. Read full review at inyourspeakers.com

Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss

’Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss.mp3′
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