Tame Impala cover Michael Jackson's Stranger In Moscow

The Aussie psych band have taken on Jackson’s late, great hit, giving it an eerily echoing rework

It is a fact of 2014, that every twenty seconds a mid-level indie band covers a mainstream pop hit and uploads it onto the internet. As you read this post, in fact, Frightened Rabbit are probably sat in a studio in Selkirk putting the finishing touches to their acoustic interpretation of Sisqo’s Thong Song. Before that goes viral however, Tame Impala have just reworked one of the King of Pop’s most introverted and melancholic hits, and it sounds incredible.

Posting the track on their Facebook last night, the psych band apply their woozy sonics to Michael Jackson’s Stranger In Moscow, a song I’ve always thought was criminally overlooked in his catalog (I’ll add Butterflies to that list, too). Drenched in echoes and shuffling drums, listen to the track below and let us know what you think.

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Harriet Gibsone

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