Listen: New Tame Impala ‘Elephant’
News posted Thursday, July 26 2012 at 05:00 PM.
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The first official single from Tame Impala’s second album Lonerism has officially dropped. And while it starts off as a chugging bit of stoner rock, it quickly turns into the synth extravaganza drummer Jay Watson promised us in an interview with M+N back in March. Titled ‘Elephant’, the song is described as “a swaggering glam strut about a cocky jock playing the jerk”. Hmmmmmm…
It’ll be released via the usual channels in August with remixes from Modular labelmates Canyons and legendary US musician Todd Rundgren. In an interview with M+N last year, frontman Kevin Parker said Rundgren’s 1973 opus A Wizard, a True Star was a big influence on the making of the record.
Lonerism will be out locally on October 5 through Modular. Tame Impala play this weekend’s Splendour In The Grass.