The three most hipstery sisters on the planet/walking Urban Outfitters models have remixed Tame Impala’s psychedelic “‘Cause I’m A Man.”
The song appears on Australian band Tame Impala’s third studio album, Currents, which was released last month. Much like the band’s previous albums, Currents was completely recorded, performed, and produced by lead member Kevin Parker. Although the band had been recording and performing since as early as 2007, 2015 seems to be the year for Tame Impala. If you like groovy indie rock/trip on acid often, then Tame Impala is perfect for you.
Haim’s rendition of “‘Cause I’m A Man” features a slowed-down, glitchy beat with the group’s signature abstract, echoey female vocals. I love the fact that Haim kept the lyrics the same instead of altering them to be more female-centric (“Cause I’m a man, woman/ Don’t always think before I do”). The remix perfectly blends the two bands’ signature styles perfectly. Danielle Haim spoke about the remix in a Facebook post:
“In 2009 I was in japan playing the summer sonic festival with Jenny Lewis as her guitar player. On a day off of the festival we played a side show at astro hall in tokyo with a band from Australia I’d never heard of called Tame Impala. I remember standing in the crowd and not really understanding how this MASSIVE sound was coming off the stage with just 4 people playing. They were one of the best bands I had ever seen live. When I went back to my hotel, i downloaded their ep immediately- told my sisters to also- and since then we’ve seen their incredible shows all over the world at various festivals and loved every record. Sooo needless to say, when we were asked to do this remix we jumped at the chance!! but we’ve never really done a “remix” before so we decided to put out our own spin on the song. Go get Currents if you haven’t yet- you’ll be stoked. – Danielle youtu.be/3J2I2huV6lE“
I didn’t think it was possible, but Haim has made Tame Impala sound even trippier than usual.