Tame Impala Working On Synth-Based Album
News posted Wednesday, May 19 2010 at 01:00 PM.
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Their debut album Innerspeaker is just days away from an official release, but Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker is more excited about its follow-up.
Speaking to M+N yesterday (May 18), Parker said he’s started working on the band’s second album with their blonde mop of a drummer Jay Watson. Inspired by Todd Rundgren’s 1973 concept album A Wizard, a True Star, the pair have been demoing tracks incorporating analog synths, which Parker recently purchased on eBay. He described the new material as a “major departure”.
“On this next album, it’s going to open up completely what we can do sonically and songwriting [wise],” Parker told M+N. “It’ll be the kind of music that I felt as though I wanted to make during Innerspeaker, but I felt that it was too much of a jump. Back when I was doing Innerspeaker, I felt like I should make an album with only guitars, and use no synths, because I felt like it was a compromise to what we do. But I now know that it’s not.”
He said he hopes to have the new album recorded by the end of the year. “We’ll probably record it at home,” he said. “We’ve written a lot of stuff for it, a lot of demos, so we’re just compiling at the moment."
Innerspeaker is out through Modular on May 21. Full interview with Parker will be online soon.