Tame Impala made a second stop in Toronto while on tour for their list-topping sophomore album, Lonerism. The band played loud and clear, despite the fact that half the crowd probably couldn’t see much of anything aside from the screen that, according to my friend and fellow concert goer, “looked like a Windows Media Player Visualizer.”
Ken Parker’s vocals were as dreamy and distant as they are on the album. At times, the band seemed more engaged within themselves as a group than with the audience, something that only enhanced the precision and clarity of their performance.
Songs off of Lonerism were received well by the crowd, with cheers erupting after the first hit of the drums on ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’, while songs like ‘Half Full Glass of Wine’ and ‘Alter Ego’ off their debut album, Innerspeaker, were received blindly by the audience.
Instrumentals filled with warped riffs were scattered throughout the set and felt like miniature intermissions, but were impressive nonetheless. The band played ‘Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control’ for the encore, which earned an eruption of praise from the crowd who were undoubtedly satisfied by the clean performance.