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For the months of June and July, Tame Impala left their hometown of Perth and decamped 3 hours south to a rugged patch of wilderness out of Margaret River called Injidup. It was here, on a plot of land with a history rich in local folklore, in a labrynth-like structure that resembles something between a treehouse, a shed and a castle, that Tame Impala recorded their forthcoming, as yet untitled debut album. The control room was set up with 180 degree views overlooking the expansive Indian Ocean, and parts were recorded all over the house, including on the balcony while the Fremantle Doctor hammered home.

Fueled by several cases of beer and with a ticket to ride down the highway of their own imaginations, Tame Impala set about making what is set to be one hell of a mindboggling trip of a record.The results of their geographical, mental and emotional trip down to Injidup will emerge soon, and for now you're invited to take a personal trip into the process behind the record with some images and stories behind them with the band....

Further evidence will be on special display on the Sundown Syndrome tour across the country throughout September and October.

Here's some commentary from Dom...

1. Kevin didn't shave his beard for the whole 2 months we were down south. Theres a strong rumour floating around that the beard is now buried in the garden at the property.

2. I think Jay's reading a girls magazine, possibly Marie Claire or Cosmo, that came from a pile we found downstairs. Kevin in typical pose bent over the recording console.

3. Taken as part of a photo shoot we did. That pond had family of frogs who would keep us up all night because they wouldn't shut up. By the end we had learned how to communicate with them and are now fluent in the language of frog.

4. Taken behind the house, again as part of the photo shoot. The house sits on top of the cliff thing. It was a common fear that the house would blow over and fall down the cliff during a storm.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 5:29pm.

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