Lonerism, the new album by the most excellent and hyper-talented Australian psych band Tame Impala is out today, and we’ve been enjoying it immensely. Perhaps the best thing about the band is that their music is as danceable as it is psychedelically wigged-out — something that’s perhaps more surprising than it should be. Happily, the dance music/rock music divide is far less pronounced than it used to be, but still, we go to far too many rock shows where everyone but us is just kinda standing and nodding their heads. So to celebrate Lonerism, we’ve selected some of our other favorite guitar-focused bands for jumping around like a lunatic to. Who are your choices?
For a band steeped in fuzz pedals and ’60s psych-rock sounds, Tame Impala have always been surprisingly dance-floor friendly. Apart from the fact that their tracks are pretty groove-laden in their original forms, they’ve also lent themselves very well to remixing over the years — with compatriots Canyons the producers of choice for such action — and they also do a cracking cover of Blue Boy’s “Remember Me” (above).