From Down Under; Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Now, I’m pretty confident that many of you already know very well or at least have heard of Tame Impala. With smash hits like “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” Tame Impala has already made the rounds on mainstream radio. The band’s debut album Innerspeaker was released in May of 2010 followed by the Grammy-nominated Lonerism dropping in March of 2012. What some of you may not know is that the band is releasing a long-awaited, new album in July. Frontman Kevin Parker said this before the band began to record in 2014,”I’m gonna try to make it a bit more minimal this time; only use what’s needed … instead of a supreme pizza, where you just throw everything on” ( Jay Watson (Synth and backing vocals) said,”[It’s] probably gonna be less rock again and more electronic again, even more than the last one”( Four singles from the forthcoming Currents have already been released. When the lead single “Let It Happen” was released, many were surprised (pleasantly) by the direction that the band had taken. The now even more synth reliant sound was an instant hit (in my book as well). I’ve been listening non-stop to “‘Cause I’m A Man” and the very recently released “Eventually” hoping that the July release date will come sooner so my vinyl preorder can show up. Below you’ll find the four singles off the forthcoming Currents to check out and hopefully fall in love with.

For all you concert goers out there, Tame Impala will be in town playing at The Depot in SLC on May 29th. I plan on being there and hope I will see you there.


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