Tame Impala

Tame Impala

The Growl

Tue, February 19, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY


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This event is all ages

Tame Impala
Tame Impala
Winning widespread critical acclaim from music publications, and also winning the hearts of music lovers the world over, Tame Impala’s most recent album Lonerism was released in late 2012 and has gone on to sell in excess of 172,000 copies in the United States, and was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Tame Impala first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for the band’s transcendent live performance, Tame Impala will return to the U.S. for major headlining shows scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Oakland, CA. Delicate Steve will support all shows.

Last month, Tame Impala released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions. Parker’s goal was to give fans something they won’t already have; something they’ve only previously experienced at a Tame Impala show. Songs from this show were recorded by and broadcast on WXRT. Live Versions was originally released on vinyl only as a limited release in celebration of 2014’s Record Store Day and was the highest selling Record Store Day 2014 release.

Prior to Live Versions Tame Impala have released a self-titeld EP and two full length albums-Innerspeaker and their recent, Lonerism. Lonerism features the hits ‘Elephant’ and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.’ The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial alternative airplay as well.
The Growl
The Growl
Listening to The Growl’s colossal sound – built up in layers of percussion, with guitar tones one music
critic aptly described as leaving the taste of iron on your tongue – it is hard to believe the band
began as simply as a bedroom recording project between two friends. Seeing them live, as a sixpiece
dual‐drummer wall of sound, more so. And while the core of the band is still founding
members front‐man Cameron Avery and bassist Clinton Oliver, it is safe to say the band has come a
very long way in a very short time.
In December last year the band locked themselves and a stack of old recording gear into a derelict
and deserted loft above the streets of Perth city. With the roof literally coming down around them
they set about recording their debut album. Eight months later the first single is ready to be
released. Confusingly titled Cleaver Lever, the same name as their debut EP, the track embodies the
evolution of The Growl’s sound.
Self‐recorded and produced, Cleaver Lever is a worthy addition to a stunning body of work
emanating from the current pool of musicians in the West Australian city of Fremantle. With
Cameron Avery’s other band Pond (in which he plays drums) having recently released their new
album to a stunning reception across Europe and the US, and with Tame Impala doing all of the
amazing things they are doing, the Fremantle music scene has produced some of the most
interesting and imaginative music of the last few years ‐ and that’s just looking at the bands the
world outside of Australia knows about.
Back at home, The Growl have had a fairly speedy rise to prominence. In addition to being
Unearthed by Australian Radio Station Triple J for the Big Day Out in 2012, The Growl found a very
strong grassroots following upon debuting as a live act in 2010. Community radio loved them, other
bands loved them, and within a year The Growl were capable of selling out big shows to an
increasingly diverse audience.
The band began touring Australia, and the more they played live the more intense and abstract the
live performance became, which in turn continued to shape and expand the band’s songwriting,
musical capabilities and personnel.
Cleaver Lever is a significant event in this continuing evolution of the band.
Intense and sideways, but also so familiar and beautiful‐sounding, Cleaver Lever is a lot of different
things rolled into one... and while journalists often find themselves describing The Growl in vivid and
colourful language, the common consensus is always that there is just something inexplicable and
magical to what this band can do.
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019