Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

The Amazing

Thu, November 8, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$16.00 - $18.00

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This event is all ages

Tame Impala
Tame Impala
Tame Impala’s debut record from 2010, Innerspeaker, received a tropically warm reception thanks in part to its irreverent, contemporary spin on assumedly dead and forgotten sounds, as well as its unique, infinitely surprising way around a melody. It was youthful, romantic songwriting in a melting technicolour dreamcoat.

Critics agreed, with Pitchfork awarding the album its ‘Best New Music’ designation the week of release. Innerspeaker featured prominently on 2010 end-of-year Best Of lists from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Urban Outfitters, self-titled magazine, and was warmly received by not only music press but also the wider media, with features in publications as diverse as Spin, Nylon, Esquire, LA Times, Billboard, Interview, The Last Magazine, and many more. The band capped the year off with their live television debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Throughout 2010 and 2011, the band were welcomed by fans in stages the world over, with a touring schedule that included highlights such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Big Day Out, Roskilde, Summersonic and T In The Park.

Since they finished touring Innerspeaker, one half of the band (Jay Watson & Nick Allbrook) have been on the road with offshoot band Pond, while Kevin Parker went deep into the wormhole making album #2. Since its completion earlier in the year, guitarist and keyboard player Dom Simper has recorded his own solo cover version of album #2 in preparation for the forthcoming live circus.

Their second record is due in October 2012, is on a whole new level of cosmic and will soon be here to sizzle your speakerboxxx. The juicy details of which will be revealed sooner than you can say “2nd album syndrome”.
The Amazing
The Amazing
The Amazing fell far from the tree. A natural process: slowly crystallizing into a collective – pushing, bending, then playing with any preconceived notions of pop.

When a band takes a name like The Amazing, they'd better have the chops to back it up. Happily, this Swedish outfit – a collective headed by Reine Fiske and singer-songwriter Christoffer Gunrup – are masterful enough to take that mantle on.

As friends first and foremost, it's the band's kindred spirit that imbues the album with a feeling unlike that of most releases – one of natural harmony, persistent progression, and with a panoramic gaze fixed on distant settings.

Gentle Stream is widescreen, panoramic, horizon-reaching stuff. An elegantly constructed record of moody psychedelic majesty; it comes with a great dose of CSNY-style Laurel Canyon bliss. Its nine songs clock in at a luxurious 50 minutes, during which astral guitars intertwine in serpentine solos, horns blast rainbow melodies, and Gunrup's flute-like voice floats elegantly over the sunset sounds.

Nothing is introverted or overworked – between the natural melodies and soulful vocals, everything is kept in perfect balance. Gentle Stream is a feeling, an organic consequence of something that effortlessly came together.

Completing the line-up with Fredrik Swahn, Alexis Benson, Johan Holmegard, and highly rated jazz drummer Moussa Fadera, The Amazing recorded their LP in Stockholm, Sweden, and plotted their path in this incredible unison. There are countless stories to be told, including playing a show for the Swedish Royal Family and Pink Floyd, where audience member Roger Waters appreciatively caught a bouquet thrown by the band during a standing ovation. This mysterious band holds one principle dear to their hearts: "The music speaks for itself".
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123