|2.||"Elephant" (Canyons Wooly Mammoth extension)|
|1.||"Elephant" (Todd Rundgren remix)|
Australian act Tame Impala nailed their hazy, scuzzed out, psychedelic sound so succinctly on debut album Innerspeaker, the worry must be how they look to match or expand on it with the forthcoming new set Lonerism. On the basis of lead track "Elephant", their sound's development seems subtle in places and epic in others, with a richer texture at play throughout the stomping, woozy psyche rock groove and a wonderful organ lead deviation midway through which presumably is all the more intoxicating played live. The band have truly excelled in who they elect to rework "Elephant" too, with both old chums Canyons and the iconic Todd Rundgren offering distinct yet complementary revisions. The deliciously named "Woolly Mammoth Extension" from Canyons rewires the grubby analogue undercurrent to a cosmic groove that approaches infinity whilst acquiring near defeaning levels of reverb before dropping into the full vocal. Rundgren meanwhile adopts a more expansive opening before launching into a veritable juggernaut of heavily phased psychedelia that adopts the mantra "it's a journey, man" fully.
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