The mastermind behind Tame Impala, Kevin Parker has announced that his psychedelic pop-rock outfit will embark on its most expansive tour of the New Zealand and Australia area to date. Come April, Parker and company will touch down in Auckland, New Zealand for the inaugural show of the five-date run in the region. From there, they’ll make their way through Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and finally, Parker’s hometown of Perth. The leg will mark Tame Impala’s first slate of performances in Australia in four years. The Tame Impala live ensemble will be joined by Khruangbin at each of the five stops.
In addition to setting dates for their Aussie return, Tame Impala also stated that a portion of the band’s 2020 tour proceeds would be donated to support the country’s bushfire relief efforts. “I’ve been hanging out to tour Australia for a long time now, so I’m super excited to finally be able to announce [these dates],” Parker said in a statement. And it seems he’ll be putting the money to good use.
In the past few weeks, I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $A300,000 ($206,000 USD) to bushfire relief charities.
The Australia dates are part of Tame Impala’s larger 2020 tour fabric. The indie fan favorite will also be making an entrance for several US and Mexican dates in support of their forthcoming LP, The Slow Rush, due February 14.
The event, running June 5 – 7 at its longtime home venue at Randall’s Island Park, also has scheduled performances from a wide variety of artists, covering indie, electronic, hip-hop, and pop with acts like Danny Brown, LCD Soundsystem‘s Nancy Whang, Oliver Tree, Carly Rae Jepsen, Madeon, Portugal. The Man, Swae Lee, Snail Mail, and more. Tickets to the 2020 edition of Governors Ball go on sale on January 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST. See the full lineup below.
Tame Impala’s fourth studio LP, The Slow Rush, due to be released on February 14, has already proven to be one of the most highly anticipated records of the year. The rollout for the impending 12-track album, landing via Interscope/Fiction Records, started with three previous singles, “Posthumous Forgiveness,” “It Might Be Time,” and, “Borderline.” Now, Kevin Parker has shared the latest single from the album, “Lost in Yesterday.”
The track comes hot off the heels of Bonnaroo’s 2020 lineup delivery, which has Tame Impala headlining the event’s Sunday night programming. Likely the last drop before The Slow Rush‘s Valentine’s Day release, “Lost in Yesterday” yet again alludes to a likely stellar follow up to 2015’s Currents on the way. Listen to Tame Impala’s latest below.
The Governor’s Ball Music Festival 2020 lineup is set to be released soon, though the beans may have spilled prematurely with a the festival’s rumored headliners surfacing early. According to Consequence of Sound, among the names leaked are Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, and Miley Cyrus. Solange, Flume, and H.E.R. will also appear at the 2020 iteration of the festival, which is set to be the Governor Ball’s 10th anniversary event.
2020 would mark a return for Tame Impala who made their Governor’s Ball debut in 2014. It will be Nicks, Cyrus, and Solange’s first time performing at the festival. Flume was recently rumored to also be on the Coachella lineup, which indicates the Skin producer is in store for a festival-heavy spring season.
Governor’s Ball will return to New York City on Randall’s Island from June 5 – 7 on Randall’s Island. Those who still would like tickets to the event can track the next ticket release here.
Not one to be outdone by its west coast cousin, Bonnaroo just revealed its heavyhanded lineup for 2020, bringing in TOOL, Lizzo and Tame Impala for the year’s headliners and fleshing out the undercard with a roster that’s just as juicy.
If you’ve had the itch to see TOOL and Miley Cyrus in the same evening (but seriously, that kind of diversity what festival season is all about?), then Friday night at Bonnaroo is your jam. The rest of the festival’s first day continues to be as eccentric as it is well rounded, with acts like Primus, Bassnectar, Tipper, The 1975, and Ganja White Night.
Lizzo’s Saturday headliner set is complimented by marquee toppers Flume and Oysterhead (a supergroup with members of Phish, Primus and The Police). JablinskiGames star Jack Black will likely revive all that is rock performing as Tenacious D, with Seven Lions and Subtronics bringing the electronic heat. If that’s not enough, rap icon Nelly is billed to perform his debut album Country Grammar two decades after its release.
Sunday is headlined by Tame Impala, with equally enormous support from Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend. Isabelle Rezazadeh, a.k.a. REZZ continues to get the credit she deserves, snagging a top booking to help close out the weekend with her brand of technical bass music. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival takes place June 11-14 in Manchester, TN. See the full lineup below.
Tame Impala have shared another track ahead of their upcoming fourth studio album, The Slow Rush. The new single, “Posthumous Forgiveness,” follows October-released “It Might Be Time” and “Borderline.” The psychedelic project is led by creative visionary and frontman Kevin Parker, who recorded, produced, and mixed the forthcoming LP. The Slow Rush will arrive on Feb. 14, 2020.
“Posthumous Forgiveness” revels in a little more than six minutes of somber psychedelia—commanding dream-like nostalgia in signature Tame Impala style. Significantly more melancholic to previous singles, the track delves into the death of Parker’s father with cutting lyricism and haunting vocals masking it as one of Tame Impala’s most emotionally heavy songs yet. Weeping guitar riffs and harpsichords pervade “Posthumous Forgiveness” before transitioning into a hopeful outro reminiscent of the track’s title.
Australian electronic sensation What So Not was met with a friendly welcome when he stopped by Louis The Child’s radio show for the 43rd edition of Playground Radio.
The longtime scene staple took the opportunity to flex his tastemaking tact. His selections range from whimsy Tame Impala to undiscovered experimentalists like Quiet Bison. Between offerings, the trio of tried-and-true electronic icons discuss inspiration, touring, and new what’s cooking in What So Not’s release cannon. The “Gemini” producer discloses he’s got some odd 60 demos on deck for imminent release.
Check out what’s on What So Not’s radar these days, in a very special hour of Playground Radio. And catch him live at Your Paradise festival next month or Holy Ship! Wrecked in January.
Tame Impala – It Might Be Time [WEEKEND TRACK] (0:45) Miguel – Funeral (6:35) Wafia – Flowers & Superpowers (8:45) Quiet Bison – Spectral Range (14:55) DROELOE – Only Be Me (Duskus Remix) (19:37) TSURUDA – FUBAR (30:44) Ngaiire – Once (36:34) A-Trak, Kimbra & Mark Foster – Warrior (What So Not Remix) (43:31) Les Sins – Grind (49:21) Louis The Child & Drew Love – Free [PLAYGROUND PICK] (56:44)
Last week, Tame Impala (namely Kevin Parker) teased an imminent arrival of the one-man show’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album The Slow Rush. The critically-acclaimed psychedelic outfit has delivered on the promise of new music with “It Might Be Time,” alongside further details about the forthcoming LP. The Slow Rush will arrive on Valentine’s Day, 2020 via Interscope/Fiction. The Currents follow-up will feature 12 tracks including 2019 single “Borderline.” However, the band’s first single upon their return, “Patience” has not been included in the recent track list.
Frontman, Parker recorded, produced, and mixed the entirety of the album himself—as with the general entirety of most Impala’s studio work. His recording process took place between Los Angeles and his studio in hometown Fremantle, Australia. Parker took to Instagram to share some words about the his silence on the Impala front and his excitement in finally sharing the new project—describing the new track as a “quirky new song about your own inner paranoid thoughts.”
The Tame Impala visionary also gave a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Watch Parker’s interview and listen to “It Might Be Time” below.
Tame Impala (namely Kevin Parker) has announced the group’s newest and fourth studio album, The Slow Rush, due in 2020. The LP will be Tame Impala’s first album in more than four years—superseding their critically acclaimed 2015 LP, Currents. Since then, Tame Impala’s visionary, Parker, has worked on a variety of collaborative endeavors including projects with Travis Scott, ZHU, Lady Gaga, as well as securing appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Coachella roster.
The Australian psychedelic superpower returned with its first solo release since Currents earlier this year, “Patience,” arriving with unannounced grandeur. The band soon followed up with a second single, “Borderline.”
Tame Impala initially hinted at a full-length project with a cryptic clip of frontman Parker in the studio earlier this week on the official website. A longer teaser video made its way to the band’s Instagram overnight, revealing the forthcoming album’s title and release date. The teaser also contained snippets of Parker working on presumably new music from the LP, alongside tour footage from this year’s show dates.
It’s unclear whether or not singles “Patience” and “Borderline” will appear on the album’s official track list.
At Coachella, Tame Impala and his band were playing through, “Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind?” when a surprise guest interrupted. Out emerged A$AP Rocky wanting to play his version “Sundress,” which fittingly samples the aforementioned Tame Impala track. After a memorable duet, Rocky opted to try something a little more psychedelic, so he turned towards his glistening “L$D” track from theAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP album. It was a special two-song performance from the rapper who embedded himself effortlessly into the pop/psych-rock band.
The lysergic Australian music project led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker recently released “Patience” and “Borderline,” after a lengthy hiatus. The former of these, aptly titled as could be, was Parker’s first release since 2015, and succeeds in laying the tone for what’s to come next from the forthcoming Tame Impala LP.