The anything but inevitable Tame Impala meets Kanye West mash-up works spectacularly well
07.09.2013
02:14 pm

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Managing to sound simultaneously authentically retro and yet still very cutting edge at the same time is a neat trick and youthful Aussie psychsters Tame Impala balance it wonderfully, surfing the fine line between something obviously influenced by early Pink Floyd and Marc Bolan and something totally new and unexpected. (I saw Tame Impala in concert recently in Pomana, CA and they were impressive indeed, zigging where lesser bands would have zagged. It sounded very familiar and yet was never derivative.)

The same can be said of love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him, Kanye West. He brings back a lot of the spirit of spontaneity and innovation not heard in hip-hop for some time, and yet still West is pushing sonic boundaries beyond what some of his fans are ready or willing to process.

Normally I’m not one for “mash-ups” unless they’re done really, really well but this clever remix that pits of Tame Impala’s “Elephant” hit against “Black Skinhead,” the first single from Yeezus hits the spot. It’s the work of Washington, D.C.-based producer Nate Belasco.
 

 
Via Consequence of Sound

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Never mind the Rolling Stones, Tame Impala & Jonathan Wilson to tour West Coast
05.06.2013
06:19 am

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Jonathan Wilson and his band have confirmed a short run of dates with Aussie acid rockers Tame Impala. It’s a West Coast sprint, but you’ll be able to smell the psychedelic exhaust fumes from this pairing all the way to NYC. 

5/26 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/27 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
5/29 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/30 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
5/31 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

There’s a special acoustic Jonathan Wilson show with a string section at Largo in Los Angeles planned for June 21. 

I can’t wait to hear “Desert Raven” with live strings. Looking forward to this.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Tame Impala’s psychedelic sex trip

If you haven’t heard of Jonathan Wilson yet, you will

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Tame Impala’s psychedelic sex trip
01.29.2013
03:00 pm

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Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief” is not, in my opinion, one of the stronger tracks on their overall brilliant album Lonerism, but this video for the song is pretty damn trippy. The last couple of minutes reminds me of Tony Vegas’ classic animation Acidburn Flashback Tabu.

Co-produced by Urban Outfitters. Ugh. Tame Impala’s hippie dippieism has been bought and sold faster than you can macrame a thong for a ferret. Back in the day, we called it being co-opted.
 

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The trippy soundz of Tame Impala live on Jools Holland
11.25.2012
11:40 am

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Sunday seems like a good day to post a shimmering slice of psychedelia. So, here’s Tame Impala’s Beatleesque “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from one of the best albums of 2012, and a favorite of mine, Lonerisms.

This is a tough song to pull off live. On record, it is dreamy, ethereal, delicate and in my experience that is hard to replicate on stage. But Tame Impala manage to do a very effective version on the Jools Holland Show this past Friday night.

This song is infused with John Lennon’s vibe. Same is true for the second, “Elephant,” (with a smattering of ELO and Slade thrown in).
 

 

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