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 was Tame Impala's chance to paint a far more extensive picture than before, and sure enough it redrafted 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).
Innerspeaker was released in the United States on June 8th on Modular Recordings , and was awarded Best New Music by Pitchfork. The band’s first tour through the US in June 2010 was as support for friends MGMT, and ended with Tame Impala playing 4 sold out, jam-packed sweaty shows in New York City. Their second tour later that year saw them sell out two nights at Bowery Ballroom, get props from Flying Lotus and Diplo, and grace the famed studios of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
2011 saw Tame Impala play Coachella, open for the Foo Fighters at a 60,000 seat arena in the UK, make their live TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and headline Webster Hall in New York.
The follow-up to Innerspeaker is due in 2012.