At Coachella, Tame Impala and his band were playing through, “Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind?” when a surprise guest interrupted. Out emerged A$AP Rocky wanting to play his version “Sundress,” which fittingly samples the aforementioned Tame Impala track. After a memorable duet, Rocky opted to try something a little more psychedelic, so he turned towards his glistening “L$D” track from theAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP album. It was a special two-song performance from the rapper who embedded himself effortlessly into the pop/psych-rock band.
The lysergic Australian music project led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker recently released “Patience” and “Borderline,” after a lengthy hiatus. The former of these, aptly titled as could be, was Parker’s first release since 2015, and succeeds in laying the tone for what’s to come next from the forthcoming Tame Impala LP.
When I say Tame Impala season is really and truly approaching, I mean they seem like they’re about to release the album Kevin Parker was going on about last year — their first since 2015’s Currents — what with an SNL gig and the release of two More »
During their Coachella set last night, Tame Impala brought out ASAP Rocky to perform two songs. They played ASAP’s 2018 single “Sundress,” which samples Tame Impala’s “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” Tame and ASAP also performed “LSD” from ASAP’s 2015 album At.Long.Last.A$AP. More »
Tame Impala‘s musical trajectory might best be described as “onward and upward.” The collaborative psychedelic rock project that engages lead visionary, Kevin Parker, and a wealth of fellow multi-instrumentalists continues to pervade the musical mainstream. Tame Impala’s first single since 2015’s widely celebrated album, Currents, “Patience” slung the group back into the cultural center frame.
Tame Impala’s bestowal of new single, “Patience” sequel, “Borderline,” might indicate a long-form Tame project soon to gain release, but for now, fans can revel in the group’s Coachella performance. Tune in to see Tame Impala take the Coachella Stage. View Coachella’s Weekend 1 live stream schedule in its entirety, here.
After transitioning from psych-rock darling act to mainstream popularity with their 2015 album, Currents, Tame Impala has kept fans on edge as they gear up for their next record. Having released the first single of the project, “Patience,” in March, the Australian band seems to be gearing up for something big with their next one, “Borderline.” The track comes right in time for their headlining Coachella performances.
“Borderline” expands on the danceable and electronic-leaning sound they began to explore on Currents. Distant vocals float textured keys and thick bass, making for a crossover piece as warm and sunny as the Indio desert. Such an aesthetic is one the band has clearly mastered by now, and is yet another exciting peak into an album that has kept fans waiting for four years.
Tame Impala were the musical guests on last night’s Sandra Oh-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. For their SNL debut, the band played their latest single, “Patience,” and debuted a brand-new song called “Borderline.” This is Tame Impala’s first new music since 2015’s masterful, pop-forward album Currents. Last year, frontman Kevin … More »
Tame Impala is the musical guest on this weekend’s Sandra Oh-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. They just shared the episode’s promo video, featuring Oh, Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, and Kenan Thompson. Oh carries the weight, as she should. More »