There is no arguing that Tame Impala‘s Currents is one of the best albums to land in 2015. As if you needed further convincing of the album’s influence, sister trio Haim covered the standout “Cause I’m A Man,” like champs.
For their tour together, The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala decided it would be an excellent idea to cover each other’s songs and release them on a collaborative EP. As a teaser, The Flaming Lips (in standard Flaming Lips form) have not just simply covered the song, but have provided a visual element to it as well.
There are a few go-to songs that everyone (save the diehard fan) associates with OutKast – fewer still are the songs that make the oft-covered list. All of which makes it that much more of a pleasure to see Tame Impala covering “Prototype,” off of André 3000‘s half of 2003’s Speakerboxx/The Love Below.
A little over a month ago, we got a sneak peak at the new “Just Tell Me That You Want Me,” an all-star compilation paying tribute to the iconic Fleetwood Mac. We heard renditions of classics such as “Future Games” reinterpreted by MGMT and “Silver Springs” by Lykke Li. The album was officially released in Starbucks across the country on the 14th. If you haven’t had the chance to stop by one of the dozens of Starbucks within the five mile radius of your house (or if you’re not a resident of the U.S.), you’ve lucked out, as the entire album is now available for streaming.
It’s no secret that British producer Mark Ronson loves a cover. He dedicated his second album, Version, entirely to remakes of other artists’ work. His latest, Record Collection, is cover-free, but he visited Sydney’s Triple J last week with his Business Intl. bandmates and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt to perform Tame Impala’s “Solitude Is Bliss.”