Tame Impala: Australia's best import since Yahoo Serious. Seriously. - Oh My Rockness

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Tame Impala: Australia's best import since Yahoo Serious. Seriously.

November 08, 2010
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Australia's Tame Impala do that heavily layered classic/groovy/garage rock thing that their countrymen, Wolfmother, also do. But the way they do it is a little fuzzier, just a little more psych-y, and a little less metal Black Sabbath-y.

Tame Impala definitely likes to go all dirty and gritty and stuff. And when that bass gets booming and those guitars get soloing and that distortion kicks, well, this just rocks the hell out.

They top the rock off with lots of harmonious vocals and pretty hazy melodies. Those vocals make Tame Impala sound like (later) Beatles in parts, for sure. And you can also hear a whole slew of other old bands in these extended rock-outs: Jefferson Airplane, Cream, The Doors etc...

Maybe this just sounds like a drug trip that starts at the beach and ends in outer space. Who knows. But I know it rocks. And what else do you really need to know?

Tame Impala play Bowery Ballroom, on Thursday, November 18th, and again on Friday, November 19th.

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