“Alter Ego” – Tame ImpalaPosted: June 27, 2012
“We’re really just a mob of imbeciles though” says bassist Nick “Paisley Adams” Allbrook in an interview by Under the Radar Magazine, when questioned on their links to drugs and ‘coolness’. “We take less drugs than people think” Parker says, and that in reality they’re more ‘geeky’, or just more normal than what people think as result of their strongly psychedelic music. Yet together they’re very comfortable with that, as they’d rather people take drugs and put their music on while “visiting their mind’s engine room”, then simply being a fan because of a materialistic drug-hyped image.
Bands like this invigorate burning rebellion inside the hearts and minds of teens, as well as add new fuel to the old flames who remember chaotic live rock shows of the 60′s and 70′s. They stir creativity and force the mind to expand; whether by following an intricately connected melody such as the one in ‘Jeremy’s Storm’, or from the frustrating simple yet undeniably catchy riff at the start of ‘Half Full Glass of Wine’. Tame Impala seem set to release their second album later in 2012, with them just releasing this teaser-video which gives a short glimpse into what we can all expect from their new sound. I can’t fucking wait.
‘Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind’ performed in California. Enjoy: