Ah, Tame Impala, an Australian band that has cleverly and subtlety pushed their way into psych-pop loving hearts with ease. By retaining the essence of Beatles-esque simplicity and swirling it about in cosmic colors, Tame Impala are a rare band that earns legitimacy in an often generic genre while managing to bum out remarkably few people.

Coming October 9th in the United States is the band’s upcoming record on Modular Recordings, Lonerism. Once again, the band’s long-time artistic collaborator, the talented Leif Podhajsky, has been enlisted to help craft the album cover artwork (with the aid of frontman Kevin Parker), though the product is less overtly psychedelic this time around.

 

Tame Impala – “Elephant” Stream
“Elephant”, with remixes by Todd Rundgren and Canyons, will be available worldwide in August.

The album’s first teaser track, “Apocalypse Dreams”, is strangely not the first album single; the actual single, “Elephant”, will be released later this month. For now, “Apocalypse Dreams” serves to hold listeners over during the wait, though the track seems more like an extension of their previous album, Innerspeaker, than a wholly new creation. But, as with all Tame Impala tracks, one needs time with which to enjoy it to its full extent — and space, where one can lay down and melt into the ground, is a helpful companion as well.

Expect twelve tracks from Lonerism, which relies more heavily on synthesizers than that band has before. Tame Impala are also requesting that fans send in their emails with suggestions for the deluxe version of the record. Responses will be taken until August 3rd! Full tracklisting and tour dates below, and this post will be updated as news becomes available about the record.

 

TAME IMPALA – LONERISM TRACKLISTING
1. Be Above It
2. Endors Toi
3. Apocalypse Dreams
4. Mind Mischief
5. Music To Walk Home By
6. Why Won’t They Talk To Me?
7. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
8. Keep On Lying
9. Elephant
10. She Just Won’t Believe Me
11. Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
12. Sun’s Coming Up

TAME IMPALA TOUR DATES
July 28 – Splendour In The Grass Festival – Byron Bay, Australia
August 1 – Council Cluffs – Iowa w/ The Black Keys, USA
August 3 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA
August 5 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, Canada
August 11 – Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, USA
August 15 – Cine Joia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 17 – Queremos! Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 18 – Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 29 – Parklife Festival – Brisbane, Australia
September 30 – Parklife Festival – Sydney, Australia
October 1 – Parklife Festival – Perth, Australia
October 6 – Parklife Festival – Melbourne, Australia
October 7 – Parklife Festival – Adelaide, Australia
October 14 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, Germany
October 15 – Bataclan – Paris, France
October 16 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
October 17 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
October 19 – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
October 20 – Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden
October 22 – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 23 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany
October 25 – Fluc – Vienna, Austria
October 26 – Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy
October 27 – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
October 29 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 30 – Brixton Academy – London, UK
November 1 – Ritz – Manchester, UK
November 2 – Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
November 3 – ABC – Glasgow, UK
November 7th || Music Hall of Williamsburg || Brooklyn, New York
November 8th || Union Transfer || Philadelphia, PA
November 9th || Royale Night Club || Boston, MA
November 10th || Webster Hall || New York, NY
November 13th || Metro || Chicago, IL
November 15th || The Fillmore || San Francisco, CA
November 17th || The Fonda Theatre || Los Angeles, CA

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