“TAAAAAAAME!” As Tame Impala took the stage for their Coachella performance on Saturday night, a sense of giddy anticipation filled the air.
The Australian psych-pop outfit have become universally lauded for their expansive live visual setup, and their set would be the fourth time they’ve played Coachella in a decade, moving up from the festivals tiny fonts to sub-headlining for ACDC in 2015 to their imminent graduation to headliner last night.
Seeing how Parker is something of a perfectionist (okay, he is a perfectionist), it wasn’t the least bit surprising that everything about the performance was flawlessly executed. The visuals! The donut-shaped rig that pulsated with energy! Parker’s lush vocals! The entire supporting cast! It was all laser sharp, no pun intended. However, what was surprising was how little new music they actually brought to the table.
Just two new singles: “Patience” and “Borderline”.
Otherwise, the set itself was filled with all of the same material that’s flooded their sets in the years since 2015’s Currents. Read more