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New Tame Impala Due Mid-2012: ‘It’s Got Lots Of Synths’

News posted Monday, February 20 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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New Tame Impala Due Mid-2012: ‘It’s Got Lots Of Synths’

It’s been two years since Tame Impala’s all-conquering Innerspeaker – it topped our Critics and Readers polls for 2010 – but according to 21-year-old drummer Jay Watson its follow-up may not be far off.

Speaking to M+N ahead of the release of Beard Wives Denim – the fourth album for his “other” band Pond – Watson said he was hoping for a new Tame Impala release in “the middle of the year”. He also backed-up claims by frontman Kevin Parker that the new material was heavily synth-based and a “major departure” from Innerspeaker. “It’s got lots of synths on it,” Watson told M+N, “but it’s got lots of everything on it. It’s got all the sort of stuff that was on the first one and a whole lot more.”

While he’s not allowed to divulge too many details about the record – “It’s Kevin’s baby,” he said – Watson is a fan of the new direction. “I really like the new Tame album ... [It] has pretty unique sort of sounds.”

Watson also spoke about the logistics of juggling several prolific outfits spawned out of the same Perth sharehouse including Tame Impala, Pond, Allbrook/Avery and Gum. “We do Pond in stints when we have time together off, but in all the other bands the music is made by [the respective artists] at home or on computers. So there’s a lot more time than it seems to have lots of bands.”

Beard Wives Denim by Pond will be out on March 2 through Sydney label Modular, who signed the band in late 2011. It was recorded over two weeks in a ramshackle farmhouse in Western Australia.

Full interview with Watson soon.

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Your Comments

jbiz  said about 3 years ago:


Goodbye - you are the weakest link.

djbollocks  said about 3 years ago:

“It’s got lots of synths on it,”

Oh dear.

Duceman  said about 3 years ago:

I yearn for the day an album is recorded in an impeccably decorated farmhouse.

Captain Oblivious  said about 3 years ago:

I yearn for the day an album is recorded in an impeccably decorated farmhouse.

Indeed, preferably one resplendent with Cornishware and scones fresh from the oven.

stately  said about 3 years ago:

Not an overwhelming insight into the new album though is it? Having ''lots of synths on it'' can still mean so many different things...

whatwhat  said about 3 years ago:

Is it Kevin's baby cos he's the only one making the music on it, pretty much just like the first one?

stately  said about 3 years ago:

Thank you Coz. A pronounced 'A Wizard, a True Star' influence would be kind of exciting...

flukazoid  said about 3 years ago:

Far out guys. He said synths, not synth-pop. It's not going to come out sounding like Cut Copy.

electricsound  said about 3 years ago:

tame impopol

Bowie  said about 3 years ago:

I like how the dude calls the band tame..oh the new tame record etc Yes. I think he's got it! Tame!

gayabandon  said about 3 years ago:

Its a cool track either way.

blacklight  said about 3 years ago:

Yeah, Kevin is recording the album over in Paris. The other Impala guys are in Oz.

Nick Albrook looks a lot like a young Jane Fonda with short hair.

Captain Oblivious  said about 3 years ago:

pfinger18  said about 3 years ago:

They're gonna play Lollapalooza.

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