From the Vines to Wolfmother to Jet, recent Aussie rock exports have been painfully indebted to arena rock-- quick to recycle a sound but rarely succeeding in revitalizing it. The result is a cleanly executed and frequently dazzling debut: Innerspeaker is a psychedelia-heavy outing that toys with paisley pop, stoner vibes, and an expansive array of swirling guitars.
On first listen, Innerspeaker provides a lot of dots to connect: There are patches of lates American psychedelia, buzzy Motor City riffage, and decades of British pop, ranging from the pastoral pop of the Kinks to the vivid expansiveness of the Verve to the narcotic warmth of the Stone Roses. Frontman Kevin Parker shares an eerie vocal similarity with John Lennon, both in tone and in the way he allows his voice to soar with each melodic turn or rhythmic surge.
Innerspeaker features album artwork from Australian artist Leif Podhajsky. Parker revealed his intentions for the album artwork: "I had an idea for the album cover but didn't have the graphic design skills or the resources to carry it out. It was to be a shot of some scenery where the features of the landscape repeat infinitely into the horizon. Leif Podhajsky is an artist we found who has an amazing eye for weird cosmic art. We'll probably ask him to do the next album!
Especially the colours. With the InnerSpeaker cover we worked with a graphic artist for a long time to get the right shapes and colours. Innerspeaker was released on 21 May Four singles were released from the album, the first single, "Solitude Is Bliss", was released in April , second single, "Lucidity" was released in July , third single, "Expectation" was released in December and fourth single, "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?
On 12 May , iTunes accidentally made Innerspeaker available to buy immediately not pre-order and therefore it was leaked before the official release date. It was also leaked on the internet in poor quality a month earlier.
Parker commented on this poor quality leak by saying "That was a real bummer. Originally, Parker intended for Innerspeaker to be a double album , but eventually lacked the motivation to make it. Many of the songs demos intended for the double album were later leaked onto YouTube in unmixed form.
The joke being that we'd choose a song from Fleetwood Mac's double and use it to close out our double album, which was also our debut album. It never actually happened because we realized that making a double album was gonna be way too much work.
So it was great when we got the offer to be included on that compilation because it meant we finally had a reason to record that song. The title Innerspeaker was selected by Parker, which was a term he came up with to try to explain the "feeling you get when you're at your most inspired, the idea that [a song] just appears to you vividly and if someone plugged a stereo into your brain they'd be able to hear it"  and also said "the songs come from somewhere internal, rather than slowly taking shape with a bunch of guys jamming in a room.
One way of writing a song is that you've got an idea in your head and build a song around that. Another is more of a collaborative thing: It starts out as nothing and gets put together with whatever happens. This album was very much a case of the former; it's meant to give off the idea that the songs would be preserved.
This collector's edition includes a second disc, Extraspeaker , containing B-sides and remixes. Innerspeaker was released to critical acclaim, with many praising Parker's ability to put a modern spin on elements of s psychedelic rock , creating a new and original sound. It was also nominated, and ultimately won, the Rolling Stone award for Album of the Year.
Vinyl editions split tracks between sides as the following: tracks 1 to 3 A , 4 to 6 B , 7 to 9 C , 10 and 11 D. It is an improvised jam session which features musician and photographer Matthew Saville on drums, with Kevin Parker playing guitar and Dominic Simper playing bass. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article's lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.
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