20 August, 2014 - RollingStone.com
The authors of an article accusing Tame Impala of plagiarizing Argentinian pop star Pablo Ruiz that went viral earlier this week now say the story was written as a joke and should not be taken seriously.
Chilean music site Rata.cl published the article earlier this month, claiming that the Australian psych rock group's biggest hit "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" was lifted from Ruiz's 1989 song "Océano." While a side-by-side video in the post shows only a dubious, tangential connection between the two songs, the post began to receive pickup and spread to multiple sites.
"It was a joke," site editors Raúl Álvarez......