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To celebrate todays ten year anniversary since the release of Tame Impala's debut studio album, InnerSpeaker, Kevin Parker has shared a new short film documentary, InnerSpeaker Memories. Comprised of unseen footage, the film documents the recording of the album, captured by Matt Sev and edited by Alex Haygarth.
Alongside the film comes the release of a deluxe, 4LP reissue of the debut album InnerSpeaker features the singles Solitude Is Bliss, Lucidity and Expectation amongst the original album track list. The release also feature a collage of album sketches, an unearthed, side-long jam, new mixes of tracks off the original album, instrumentals and a deluxe 40-page booklet.
Recorded in 2009 in Western Australia, InnerSpeaker was Parker’s first full length record, serving as the catalyst for the iconic psych-tinged soundscape that is synonymous with the group. The critically acclaimed record was released in 2010, winning the J Award Australian Album of the Year, Rolling Stone’s Album of the Year and receiving multiple ARIA Award nominations.
Parker spoke to MILKY after their sweep of wins at last years ARIA Awards to chat about the evolution of Tame Impala since the release of InnerSpeaker in 2010 and the significance of their debut albums ten year anniversary. The musician shared: “I think naturally it’s changed a lot, which is only because I love to evolve as an artist. I love to do different things. It would kind of sad and me if I was doing the same thing for ten years. Like if It happened to be that ten years later the albums kind of sound the same it would be kind of like, you know, ‘what am I doing here?’ But yeah it’s a really emotional, really emotional experience thinking about that album being 10 years old and going I’m going like wow that’s who I was then, that was the music I was making then and this is who I am now. Which is kind of all part of it I guess.”
Tame Impala have also revealed new and exclusive merchandise to commemorate the anniversary, with new t-shirt designs, a deluxe blanket and throw pillow up for grabs from their webstore.
InnerSpeaker 10 Year Anniversary Edition is out now!