White People from Perth doing sorta Psyche / Pop. From my first impressions this stuff exists in The Flaming Lips world or it has something in common with Cibbo Matto or even Stereolab. Stuff white people think is really genius and creative because they figured out how to put the kitchen sink all on one album without making anyone uncomfortable. Psychedelic music for people who live a very un Psychedelic existence. The lack of contrast is what makes it so normal sounding. Adhering to the modern trendy vale of sonic obscurity and un defined emotional content. To some listeners this is perceived as “mad deep” but personally I quest for more out of a listen. Psyche that grabs me often has a vantage point from reality to offer a perspective. Contrast is king. This record comes off like it wants to be S.F Sorrow. My problem is we already have S.F. to listen to and its lot better than Lonerism. No doubt Pitchfork and Jason Bentley will get their stiffies out to hitch a ride on the Tame Train. I feel like I am shopping for something while I listen to this record.
People compare this group to the Beatles right? 99% of my favorite fab four tracks have a root in rock n roll or black music. Tame Impala never go near em. I guess if we were talking about George and Paul’s solo records about gardening at home and how rad god is then the comparisons stick. They sit at the front of the bus. Lonerism over achiever and academic which is something that gets whitey all horney these days. Everything is mellow here man, no worries mate!
From what I know these guys are young bucks so they will probably go through musical puberty soon and all this lonerism shit will turn into beards and acoustic guitars. Who knows? At least they don’t dress like Boredwalk Empire and sing so out of tune that they are always on the verge of fame. Maybe Dave Grohl will let them open for Foo Fighters and they will learn how to chew gum and sing at the same time?
If you want to get into white shit then this is for you. You and all your friends can put it on and talk about how being a loner is kinda cool even though it has its pitfalls. The water is the perfect temperature, safe for infants and perfect for making that shoe purchase decision. Tame Impala is father approved. Lastly, for modern alternatives to this I would suggest the new Beachwood Sparks or Ty Segall or Lilys to ween yourself off of this Urban Outfitter Phazer Pedal Rock. That’s like step one of your transformation. Good Luck!