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Best Bands of 2010 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #17 Tame Impala

8 Dec

Best Bands of 2010 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #17 Tame Impala

I love Dungen. I loved the classic 70’s heavy deep sound of classic Sabbath. I actually enjoyed the Swedish, who the hell needs English when the music surrounding the vocals were this good. So when listening to Perth’s own Tame Impala this year, I couldn’t help but notice the similarities. Where Dungen may be more Sabbath, Tame Impala takes off with heavier beats, a more stylistic approach to the vocals. Oh and they do sing in English. We love Tame Impala here at NBD.

Hometown: Perth, AU
Members: Kevin Parker, Dominic Simper, Jay Watson, Nick Allbrook
Sonic Soulmates: Dungen, Black Sabbath, Grizzly Bear
Track of the Year:
“Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”

Original Post: 6.24.10

2010 Hummingbird Awards
Hummingbird Award #20: Crocodiles
Hummingbird Award #19: Miniature Tigers
Hummingbird Award #18: Gamble House
Hummingbird Award #17: Tame Impala

Hear It: (6.24.10) TAME IMPALA –

24 Jun

Here is the whole album for your pure listening enjoyment. I promise that this will be your new favorite band.

Hear It: (6.24.10) TAME IMPALA – Runway, Houses, City, Clouds

24 Jun

Tame Impala – Runway, Houses, City, Clouds

7 minutes of 60’s psych rock. I love this track and it’s actually approachable. If you love Dungen as much as I do, you’ll love this track.

Band of the Day (6.24.10) – TAME IMPALA

24 Jun Tame Impala

Tame Impala departed from Perth in 2008, signed with Modular with one mission, bring us space age rock with Parker’s Lennon style vocals. It’s beauty is consistent and instantaneous. They belong in The Ark, that place where bands named after animals reside. Enjoy

Hear: “Runway Houses, City Clouds”