Australian band Tame Impala won heaps of praise for the '60s throwback sound of their 2010 debut Innerspeaker, and last year's even more immersive Lonerism was another critical success that cemented the band's reputation as masters of catchy, immaculately produced neo-psychedelia. It's not just critics going nuts over the band: they've won awards and found chart success in their native Australia, and have quickly become fixtures on the US indie scene.
While in town for a sold-out gig at the First Avenue mainroom, vocalist/studio mastermind Kevin Parker and drummer Jay "Gumby" Watson of Tame Impala stopped by the studio to chat with David Campbell during Radio Free Current and take over our airwaves to play a handful of their favorite tunes. Enjoy the band's brilliantly eclectic picks on another edition of Theft of the Dial.
1. Tame Impala – Elephant
2. The Pretty Things – She's A Lover
3. The Velvet Underground – Candy Says
4. The Strokes – One Way Trigger
5. Prince – Sign O' The Times
6. Outkast – B.O.B.
7. Michael Jackson – Human Nature
8. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards