Tame Impala: “Apocalypse Dreams”
The boys of Tame Impala got their start early. At the tender age of 13, the Western Australian band were already at work crafting 60s-inspired, psychedelic bedroom masterpieces.
In 1999 friends Kevin Parker and Dominic Simper began making bedroom recordings out of their Perth, Australia homes. The pair have made up the heart of Tame Impala ever since, with Parker handling most of the songwriting duties. The band would have stayed in the bedroom had it not been for Myspace (When was the last time you heard that?). Their tunes came to the attention of several labels via the now-quaint social networking site. Eventually Australia’s Modular Records won the day when Tame Impala signed with them in 2008. In 2010, after many years of EPs and singles, the band released their first full-length Innerspeaker. The sound is classic fuzzy psychedelia, the kind you would’ve heard from technicolor London dance parties circa ’68.
And the journey continues this fall with the release of their newest long-player Lonerism. Today’s song “Apocalypse Dreams” comes straight off it. It’s hard not to get into a sort of a third eye frame of mind whilst listening to the song. It just washes over you with its meandering bass and King Krimson-y crashes. Obviously it’s been quite a trip since the youngins went into their bedrooms to make some music.