Tame Impala are not a rock band anymore. Kevin Parker’s long-running project might’ve started out making bleary-eyed psych-rock, but they haven’t really been a rock band in years. Over their last few albums, the band has embraced synthpop and disco and various other forms of non-guitar music. And last night, in their role as musical guests on The Tonight Show, Parker and his band practically made it official.
I actually enjoyed the Tiny Desk Concert as well as this performance and do not mind the change. What interests me is how they might reimagine their older songs with the new setup. I guess their FIFA 21 gives some clues: