Artist: Tame Impala
Released: May 21, 2010
Label: Modular Records
I've been listening to this album fairly frequently since finally downloading it on eMusic a couple weeks ago. I've put it on to fall asleep to occasionally, and I played it a couple times on the bus on the way to NYC last weekend. It's addictive, with the super-fuzzy guitar riffs and cymbal-heavy percussion and ethereal vocal effects that make the whole thing sound like you're hearing it through a drug-induced haze. Fantastic. I like music that can evoke moods or states of mind that are so close to the real thing you can't even tell the difference.
The video for this song premiered today. It features an initial shot of the band playing the song but then the camera shoots off in a rocket and floats and spins around for the remainder of the song before finally plummeting to earth and being discovered by a nearby bird. Cool idea, great execution.