When: Mon., June 17, 9 p.m. 2013
On last year's elegant Lonerism, Kevin Parker — the guiding light behind Perth, Australia, psychedelic pop export Tame Impala — crafts a layered ode to loneliness dotted with moments of outright exuberance. The distance created by its washes of synthesizer and processed, echoing vocals is bridged with buoyant melodies and vivid tableaus that at their best suggest the missing link between Paul McCartney and the Flaming Lips, and (on tracks like "Mind Mischief" and "Why Won't They Talk to Me?") perfectly capture the tension between the comforts and confines of isolation.
Kevin Forest Moreau