Decades of classic rock construct the bones, while a futuristic sonic arcade creates the flesh that is Aussie band, Tame Impalaâ€™s musical body, â€œElephant,â€ which was released earlier this summer as the first single off the bandâ€™s forthcoming LP, Lonerism. The album is due out this October, and if â€œElephantsâ€ is any indication of the rest of the the album, highly anticipated is an understatement.
The original version sweeps a vast range of musical genres, with bass drops comparable to those by Bassnectar and vocal work reminiscent of The Beatles. The single was further perfected to synth-pop ecstasy by studio-wizard Todd Rundgren through the addition of whispering adlibs and cosmic bliss via auxiliary instrumentals.
Weâ€™re not sure which is more exciting: that the Tame Impala album sounds really, really good so far, or that Rundgren seems to be a new contender in the internet remix zeitgeist. Regardless, weâ€™re stoked.