Recently at Australia’s Triple J, Tame Impala stopped in and performed a cover of OutKast’s “Prototype” from 2003’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Triple J radio station is building a reputation of bringing in artists and getting them to perform some pretty intriguing covers. To get a sense of what we mean by that, check out Sharon Van Etten’s powerful take on Nick Cave’s ballad “People Ain’t No Good” right before her recent coupling with Nick Cave as his opening act for his North American tour.
Unlike Sharon Van Etten, Tame Impala didn’t have as clear of a motivation for their cover song decision. Well, apart from pure love of the song. Get ready for lots of head swaying as they get real lo-fi with this cover. Watch Tame Impala get their groove on and just dig the jam below.