Critical praise is rightfully due when you are as young as Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker making the incredibly dense, beautiful psychedelic freak outs we have come to love. This 2010 release hit heavy with the critics, but the mass appeal wasn't quite there yet. We thought we would bring it back to the lab to show you the greatness that is Tame Impala. Just as the cosmic journey that 2012's Lonerism took us on, consider this the surf mission that leads to the enlightened world we will eventually fully embrace. With David Fridmann of Flaming Lips fame helping on the final album mix, Parker achieved the explosive sound he was looking for. The sun drenched guitar licks and over driven drum breaks add a sense of nostalgia similar to Caribou's Up in Flames, anything Beatles, & the UK's A Band Of Bees. This is modern Psychedelia at it's finest with just enough a nod to the past and a straight look into the future.
- black double vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- music label: Modular Records 2010
reviewed by taco vato 11/2012