Not a collection of psychedelic freakouts so much as a collection of controlled psychedelic slow-burns, Tame Impala’s Lonerism makes alienation and introversion sound both alluring and, ironically, inviting.
Earlier this year we reported on the minute teaser video for Lonerism. Since then, Kevin Parker and his band of aussie-psych brothers have kept busy, working the new material on the summer festival circuit , producing the new Melody’s Echo Chamber album, and releasing a analog-synthesized kaleidoscope of a music video for “Elephant”.
This has been on the CR radar for quite some time, and from what we’ve heard, it’s definitely a gem of 2012. But don’t just take our word for it. Stream it, listen, love it, psych out, then beg these guys to bring them here.
Key tracks: “Be Above It”, “Apocalypse Dreams”, “Why Won’t They Talk To Me”, “Keep On Lying”, “Elephant” “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control”