Tame Impala Threatens Lawsuit Over Chinese Blueberry Milk Ad

 Tame Impala

Dominic Simper, Jay Watson, Kevin Parker and Cam Avery of Tame Impala attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 

Ad agencies have a long and storied history of ripping off bands by commissioning cheap soundalike versions of songs to use in commercials. And Tame Impala are the latest victims, apparently.

The Australian psych-rockers took to Instagram to post a commercial for a Chinese blueberry milk drink featuring a song that sounds a whole lot like Currents’ “The Less I Know the Better.”

The caption reads “I mean COME ON guys at least put some effort in.” It’s hashtagged #Lawsuit, and #nowitsmyturn which is believed to refer to '60s/'70s funk band Skull Snaps' earlier legal threat relating to the Aussie band's song "Eventually." 

See below.


I mean COME ON guys at least put some effort in. @sonyatvaustralia #Lawsuit #nowitsmyturn

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This article originally appeared in Stereogum.


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