While we can’t enjoy Tame Impala‘s live presecence through the magnitude of a global stadium concert tour given the times, Kevin Parker has still managed to captivate with his signature ingenuity through “live” performances broadcasted on late night television shows. Last night he returned to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to play The Slow Rush hit “Borderline”.
Earlier this year, Parker introduced his “Tame Impala Soundsystem” during his NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert performance, recreating fan-favorite songs with a setlist consisting of strictly samplers and sequencers. A similar setup is utilized here with frequent collaborators Jay Watson and Don Simper assisting. Not a guitar or drum-set is in sight — instead, the trio mess around with synthesizers, drum machines and programmed sounds to recreate the sonics.
Tame Impala continues to steadily release new musical offerings loosely tied into The Slow Rush. Four Tet debuted a dreamy “Is It True” Remix following the release of the track’s official visualizer. Then Kevin Parker offered a remix to 070 Shake’s “Guilty Conscience”. Earlier this year, Parker premiered “Is It True” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert while he played “Breathe Deeper” and “Lost in Yesterday” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Watch the full performance above and be sure to check out the immersive The Slow Rush in an Imaginary Place mix meant to simulate a live concert experience. In more music updates, H.E.R. just became the first Black female artist with a signature Fender guitar.