Tame Impala’s Deep Space Trip: “Solitude Is Bliss”

Patients, not since the late ‘60s has a band sounded as cosmically in tune as Aussie Quartet, Tame Impala. Frontman Kevin Parker and drummer Jay Watson met close to a decade ago and during their first-ever US jaunt in June they played the role of openers for MGMT.

On their Modular Recordings debut long player InnerSpeaker, the Perth-based psych-rockers have managed to seize the disorienting brand of paisley-charged, madcapped dream pop with their well-executed penchant for psychedelia. First single, “Solitude Is Bliss” is a crisp REM-induced daydream that smokes with echo-laden hallucinatory acid-hued sonic booms.

Tame Impala are:
Kevin Parker – vocals, guitar
Jay "Gumby" Watson – drums, backing vocals
Dominic Simper – guitar & synth
Nick "Paisley Adams" Allbrook – bass

“Solitude Is Bliss”
Written by: Kevin Parker

Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please

All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like they're all supposed to

You will never come close to how I feel (x2)

Space around me where my soul can breathe
I've got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
Company's okay
Solitude is bliss

There's a party in my head and no one is invited

And you will never come close to how I feel (x2)

Movement doesn't flow
Quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends
Can watch me, today

Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel

You will never come close to how I feel (x4 fade out)

Take Up Thy Rock 'N Roll Stethoscope and Walk,

Enjoy this single cc of Tame Impala

MP3: Tame Impala – “Solitude Is Bliss”

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