oudaily.com/news – Dennis Coyne: “We’ve done quite a bit of touring and … we feel like this is the band that fits together with us the most out of anybody we’ve toured with – and we’ve been doing this for five or six years — outside of the Lips. It feels like this genre they’re in melds very easily with ours.”
Matt Duckworth: “It seems like people who like their music might like our music.”
twitter.com/STARDEATHontour: “stopping by warpaint clothing on the way out of town to get Dennis’s new costume and some free shirts! Thanks dudes!” 4:04 PM Nov 14th via Facebook
twitter.com/STARDEATHontour: “Made it to DC! Just met Tame Impala… Awesome guys, gonna be a fun tour! Come watch them and us tonight!!! 6:00 PM Nov 16th via Facebook
brightestyoungthings.com: “Stardeath and White Dwarfs definitely stole the night with their cosmic show and sound. I have never seen such showmanship from an opening band. It seemed that the audience, myself included, were all immediately converted into wide-eyed fans. These boys definitely know how to put on an impressive performance… a smoke machine and a seizure-inducing light show, along with an eccentric and florid sound that makes you wonder how much acid these guys have taken over the years. The tripping motif is even stronger with the addition of their singer, Dennis Coyne, in big white furry boots and a black t-shirt with long white fringe down the arms and back.
During the show I felt like the band relied heavily on a combination of vocals and the rhythm section. It was obvious drums were key when they were setting up and brought out TWO kick drums and then sound checked the bass at a very high volume that made some people in the front put in their ear plugs.
Tame Impala’s album Innerspeaker made up the majority of the set. Most of the vocals were hard to decipher if you did not know them already, and whenever singer Kevin Parker spoke to the crowd we all just heard an Australian accent and some mumbling. He usually sounds a lot like John Lennon but live his voice got lost in the rest of the music. This did not really faze me because the reason that I like Tame Impala in the first place is the lush, multi-dimensional sound that is a spiral of guitar and power chords set to a hippie-stoner vibe. This band is simply amazing classic psych-rock and deserves to be on heavy rotation for all of you people.
This show totally delivered a sensory experience that is hard to find on most rainy Tuesdays and I was grinning all the way home. A+”
OUDaily.com/news – on New York’s Bowery Ballroom
Duckworth: “It’s a cool venue. Everybody’s played there. The show we did there was a big showcase; there were eight or 10 bands playing that night.”
Coyne: “Have the tickets sold yet?”
Duckworth: “Yeah, there’s two nights; the first one’s sold out already!”
The Daily: “Wow, selling out the Bowery’s got to be some kind of rock ‘n’ roll milestone for a young band.”
Coyne: “Yeah, that’s crazy.”
(side note – Watch Stardeath’s 2007 CMJ set at The Bowery Ballroom – here. Highly Recommended!)
twitter.com/STARDEATHontour: “pictures from the first week – Kuroma Tame Impala All credit Jessica Amaya with Brooklyn Vegan Check back… http://tumblr.com/xbxqswncm” 3:07 PM Nov 19th via Tumblr
Recognize this song?
Have you seen this:
They never tweeted to follow up whether they recorded it or not…
I wonder if Dennis and the guys played “Psych Explorations” last night for his aunt and uncle.
They had better play it on NYE!
Here’s a more full version:
Imagine if they played all of Clouds. Not that their originals aren’t awesome, but it would be crazy to have Clouds covered in full followed by Soft Bulletin in full!
I like Matt’s Drozd-esque hands-up drum smacking at the end!!
Ray (the guy that played the gong for Watching the Planets on Conan, aka the guy with the cool hair on Yo Gabba http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ray_and_brobee.jpg) agrees: