Tame Impala | Webster Hall, NYC | 4.25.2011
Tame Impala played an incredible show to a smoke-filled room at Webster Hall Monday night. The Aussie psych-rockers played an-hour-and-15-minute-long set, which included “It Is Not Meant to Be”, “Lucidity”, and “Expectation” from their 2010 album Innerspeaker. The most cheers, however, came after a mindblowingly amazing cover of Massive Attack’s “Angel”, which you may remember is the first track off their hugely successful 1998 album Mezzanine. In a cute but very unrock-and-roll move, frontman Kevin Parker recovered from a trance-like state at the song’s end to announce the name of the cover in a surprisingly chipper Australian accent. The band’s trippy songs are so dreamy, veering off into shoegaze-esque moments, that it felt as though they might play forever. Inevitably the show ended and to much dismay from the crowd gathered at Webster Hall.