After teasing Tame Impala fans with a snippet of the forthcoming Erol Alkan rework of Be Above It last week, it's time to unleash the full version. The track is available for your streaming pleasure below, and will be available to purchase December 6 (AUS), December 9 (UK) and December 10 (US).
The Erol Alkan Rework of Be Above It will come as a white-sleeved, one-sided 12" and will be limited to just 1500 copies worldwide. The track will also be available digitally. Tame Impala fans in London can pop down to the Modular stand at the Independent Label market on Nov 30th and pick up the vinyl ahead of the rest of the world — it will be sold as a Label Market exclusive that day, from 11am-5pm or until stocks last.
After his epic elongation of 'Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind', influential London producer, DJ and label head Erol Alkan again pulls Tame Impala apart, this time stretching at the seams and turning the acid up to eleven on 'Be Above It'.
The original already dabbles in techno-like repetition, albeit with mostly live loops, and Alkan takes this approach to its logical conclusion, adding those magic numbers 303 and 909 and in turn raising the roof to previously unfathomable jacking heights.
It's been a staple of his live sets this past summer and will finally be available to buy digitally and as a white-sleeved, one-sided 12" limited to 1500 copies worldwide on Dec 6 (AUS), Dec 10 (UK), Dec 11 (US).
The Tame Lips North American Jaunt wraps up this weekend with a final show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
Loads of tour pics over on The Matty Sav Tumblr/Experience.
Tame scooped 7 noms (lucky number) including Best Album, Best Group, Best Rock Album and the publicly voted Best Australian Live Act, as well as all three Artisan Awards for Best Cover Art (Kevin Parker & Leif Podhajsky), Engineer of the Year (Kevin Parker) and Producer of the Year (Kevin Parker). You can do your bit by campaigning for their mind-melting live experience. Cast your vote here.
The Presets' fist pumping 3rd record Pacifica is up for Best Dance Album.
Sonic wanderers Tame Impala are currently tripping the light fantastic around the US, with brethren The Flaming Lips. The tour kicked off last week in Boston, and takes in some of the country's most landmark venues.
To commemorate this special pairing, they've recorded 2 covers of each others' songs (Tame Impala tackle Are You A Hypnotist? and Silver Trembling Hands, with Wayne Coyne and his marry band of loons take on Elephant and Runway, Houses, City, Clouds) and will be selling the split 7" as a tour-merch-only limited edition.
Pick up a copy of the split at one of the shows below, and head to the Tame Impala site for the full run of Oct/Nov tour dates.
Modyssey is a trip through recent releases from the Modular Recordings catalogue. Taking in a choice range of singles, remixes and deep album cuts, it includes the likes of Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Canyons, The Presets, Bag Raiders, Pond, Young Dreams and more.
The Mod-centric compilation has been sold exclusively through Urban Outfitters UK (still available). It is now available to the fine people of Europe and the UK via iTunes, Beatport and your favourite record stores.
For those attending FOR 2013, we have an extremely rare Tame Impala signed vinyl giveaway for you. One lucky winner will receive signed copies of the Record Store Day Edition of their debut 'EP', the 'Elephant' 12" single, and their latest LP 'Lonerism'. Two runners up will also receive signed copies of 'Lonerism'.
To enter, head on over to the FOR 2013 Facebook page. All you need is an email address and a ticket to FOR 2013 to be in the running. The winners will be selected at random and notified by June 28th.
The 3-day FOR pass and day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are available now. Grab them here. EX-YU & HR passport holders are eligible for a discount ticket rate, details here. For more information and the full line-up, head on over to the official website.
Kevin Parker, the man both behind and in front of Tame Impala, whisks you away to his private island via this week's Modcast. Set aside some time for a measured dose of blissed-out, soul-searching a-Lonerism from Dr Parker...
You can see him on a real-life island paradise in front of your actual eyes at For 2013, where he and the rest of Tame Impala will be joined by the likes of James Blake, 2manyDJs, Solange & many more. Full details on this Croatian island festival here.
Tame Impala dropped into triple j and dropped a cheeky Outkast cover live in the studio for Like A Version. Watch them get their groove on with 'Prototype' above and keep scrolling for another live treat in 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'.
Tame Impala's 'Lonerism' out now everywhere, get yours via the ModShop, iTunes, Get Music, and good music retailers. The boys are currently touring downunder on the back of their Groovin' The Moo appearances, full dates and details here.
Tame Impala's highly sought after EP will be getting a loving re-release on 12" red vinyl. Cut Copy's debut album Bright Like Neon Love will be getting it's first long overdue vinyl release with redesigned artwork from frontman Dan Whitford.
Grab both now in strictly limited quantities from the ModShop.
Tame Impala's debut record from 2010, Innerspeaker, received a tropically warm reception thanks in part to its irreverent, contemporary spin on assumedly dead and forgotten sounds, as well as its unique, infinitely surprising way around a melody. It was youthful, romantic songwriting in a melting technicolour dreamcoat. Their second record Lonerism, released in 2012, is on a whole new level of cosmic. NME thought so too, and awarded it their #1 Album of 2012.
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