‘Innerspeaker’ – TAME IMPALA
They’ve been teasing us since late 2008, but West Coast sonic wanderers Tame Impala finally unveil their debut album InnerSpeaker on May 21.
It will be the first time much of the record is played live to an unsuspecting public and will showcase the gloriously dazzling results of one of planet earth’s most exciting bands absolutely going to town on their debut long player.
Following on from their debut, self-titled EP, InnerSpeaker is Tame Impala’s chance to paint a far more extensive picture than before, and sure enough it redrafts the entire Tame Impala world as we knew it, into an explosive cosmic wonderland of ecstatic harmony and perfectly accessible journeys into inner space.
Recorded and produced by the band’s own Kevin Parker with Death In Vegas’s Tim Holmes on the engineer duties, in an enormous mansion with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean in the middle of buttfuck nowhere a few hours south of Perth, InnerSpeaker is ensconced with a kind of inspired vastness not dislike the place it was made.
It was then mixed in a completely different kind of nowhere, a log cabin surrounded by snow and deer in upstate New York, by renowned sonic maverick Dave Fridmann (MGMT / Flaming Lips).
This is a fine record from some of W.A.’s finest.
Make sure you head along and catch May’s SYNapproved Artist, MONEY FOR ROPE. Details here.
You can check out this week’s Sweet 16, here.
And details on our International Feature, ‘ Say It’ from Canadians BORN RUFFIANS here.