Tame Impala are a rainbow sandstorm of stoned riffage, mindbending melody and blissed out adventurism from the most isolated city in the world – Perth, Australia. Formed in 2007, signed to Modular Recordings in 2008, the band’s first release came that year with a self-titled EP, a homespun artifact of bedroom psych that won them fans the world over. 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, into an explosive cosmic wonderland of ecstatic harmony and journeys into inner space.
Recorded and produced by the band’s own Kevin Parker with Death In Vegas’s Tim Holmes on engineer duties, in a 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).
US TRACKLISTING FOR INNERSPEAKER
1. IT’S NOT MEANT TO BE
2. DESIRE BE DESIRE GO
3. ALTER EGO
5. MAKE UP YOUR MIND
6. SOLITUDE IS BLISS
7. JEREMY’S STORM
9. BOLD ARROW OF TIME
10. RUNWAY HOUSES CITY CLOUDS
11. I DON’T REALLY MIND
12. BONUS TRACK
TAME IMPALA IS KEVIN PARKER, DOMINIC SIMPER, JAY WATSON AND NICK ALLBROOK.