In the past decade or so, psychedelic rock has moved from enjoying cyclical periods of resurgence to a state of perpetual revival, particularly here in the genre's spiritual cradle of San Francisco. This flying of the sonic freak flag both locally and abroad continues to produce a wealth of excellent bands and sounds, but the rearview-mirror focus of the style means it's rare to find acts that truly push psych into fresh spaces. Enter Australia's Tame Impala: This band, the brainchild of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio hallucination-conjurer Kevin Parker, stands as one of the few true innovators of modern psych, with one foot planted firmly in the subgenre's roots even as the other steps boldly into virgin territory on its... More >>>