Although to an American ear the name "Tame Impala" may sound like some sort of ironic hip-hop group, it actually refers to a species of antelope. Which is a lot more fitting for a western Australian psychedelic rock quartet who, in 2008, topped the Australian Independent Record Labels chart with their self-titled, debut EP. In May, after two years of touring with the likes of MGMT, the band finally released their debut album Innerspeaker.
And it seems that their touring experience had a lasting effect on their music: The band's sound can be best described as the '60s psychedelic rock sound and feel of the Beatles meeting the synths and effects found on the Congratulations incarnation of MGMT.
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Tonight, the band continues adding onto its touring resume with a stop at The Loft, where it will share the stage with Oklahoma's Stardeath & White Dwarfs and Denton's Own Sundress. And, courtesy of the folks over at the Loft, three lucky DC9 readers will have a chance to see this pretty awesome bill tonight for free. See how to win the tickets after the jump.
Want the tickets? Be among the first three people to e-mail Pete with the words "64 Impala" in the subject line, and you're in. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!