Words cannot express my excitement. This Friday I'm going into New York City to see Tame Impala, easily one of my favorite bands to have emerged this year. I just can't get enough of their late-60s psychedelic revival, it's such a breath of fresh air from so much other crap that comes out these days. Their psych-rock sounds pretty true to the era; I recently introduced them to one of my friends who lives on my floor and he said that if I didn't tell him they were a modern band, he "wouldn't have known the difference between them and a band from the '60s." I think that's a pretty impressive feat for a band, not everyone can do that and do it so well. As in most instances when I'm going to see a band live, I go through a listening binge beforehand. As I listened again and again, I couldn't help but think that their earlier 2008 EP was put on the back-burner after the release of InnerSpeaker that came out this year. Obviously a new release of such praise as InnerSpeaker would overshadow an EP that came out two years ago, but as I was listening to the Tame Impala EP today, I figured I'd try and revive it a little bit. If you're at all into '60s psychedelic, definitely check it out. Below I have posted "Skeleton Tiger" from the EP; have a listen:
And for anyone who hasn't heard their new album InnerSpeaker, here's a little sampling of it with "It Is Not Meant To Be."
It Is Not Meant To Be