Post-Punk/Psychedelic/Shoegaze from Oslo, Norway
Tame Impala (which is really just Kevin Parker) has changed quite a bit since we first saw them play a sold out show at The Independent in 2010 on their first US tour for Innerspeaker.
Their follow up, Lonerism, followed the same psych rock style (which I also loved) but their 3rd release, Currents, was a disappointment to me. Yet it seems it was a change that brought many new fans onboard. Let It Happen is a great tune but the rest of the album it too cheesy for my taste.
Kevin has been working on a new album due out sometime this year and the tracks released so far continue the keyboard heavy pop.
Here is Solitude Is Bliss from Innerspeaker…
I first saw Dr. Dog when they opened for Ambulance LTD and Autolux at The Independent in 2005. Saw them again a couple times afterwards with bands like TV On The Radio and The Black Keys.
Who doesn’t know House of Love? Classic 80s alternative band that still sounds current today.
Some bands influenced by House Of Love include:
Arcade Fire, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Broken Social Scene, Catherine Wheel, Mew