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.
Tame Impala‘s musical trajectory might best be described as “onward and upward.” The collaborative psychedelic rock project that engages lead visionary, Kevin Parker, and a wealth of fellow multi-instrumentalists continues to pervade the musical mainstream. Tame Impala’s first single since 2015’s widely celebrated album, Currents, “Patience” slung the group back into the cultural center frame.
Tame Impala’s bestowal of new single, “Patience” sequel, “Borderline,” might indicate a long-form Tame project soon to gain release, but for now, fans can revel in the group’s Coachella performance. Tune in to see Tame Impala take the Coachella Stage. View Coachella’s Weekend 1 live stream schedule in its entirety, here.
After transitioning from psych-rock darling act to mainstream popularity with their 2015 album, Currents, Tame Impala has kept fans on edge as they gear up for their next record. Having released the first single of the project, “Patience,” in March, the Australian band seems to be gearing up for something big with their next one, “Borderline.” The track comes right in time for their headlining Coachella performances.
“Borderline” expands on the danceable and electronic-leaning sound they began to explore on Currents. Distant vocals float textured keys and thick bass, making for a crossover piece as warm and sunny as the Indio desert. Such an aesthetic is one the band has clearly mastered by now, and is yet another exciting peak into an album that has kept fans waiting for four years.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Tame Impala returns for the first release since 2015’s Currents with the appropriately titled “Patience.” JOYRYDE continues to show 2019 is his year with the release of “YUCK” with GOLD, and Dabin reveals his sophomore album, Wild Youth, featuring tracks like “Home” with Essenger. Gorgon City deliver the tasty “Delicious,” and Illenium teams up with Kameron Alexander for the soulful “Pray.” Tiësto kicks off NMF with a bouncy big room number, “Can You Feel It,” and Blasterjaxx tap Jack Wilby for “Super Friends.” DJ Snake and Eptic take us to the “SouthSide” with their new bass-heavy collaboration, and Kölsch and Sasha deliver a meditative joint effort, “The Lights.” Zedd reveals a remix pack for “365” and Whipped Cream warps listeners’ eardrums on “Time.” Delta Heavy and Muzzy join forces for s hefty drum & bass tune, “Revenge.” Sofi Tukker paint a relaxing soundscape in “Fantasy,” and Lost Kings unveil a remix pack for “Don’t Kill My High,” which includes a rock-inspired take from Sullivan King. SNBRN gets ready for warm weather with “Feel My Love” and Maya Jane Coles takes on Hozier in her latest remix.
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
The genius behind Tame Impala (namely Kevin Parker) has always been glaring. The band’s sound is a dichotomy—completely original, yet familiar and reverberative. Parker’s idiosyncratic talents have graced collaborations with ZHU, Travis Scott, Lady Gaga, and more since the release of the last Tame Impala album Currents, which landed back in 2015. Despite the favors of flavors and flows Parker was able to gift through these collaborations, fans have been audibly yearning for a fresh Tame album for years. Parker unveiled the aptly titled “Patience,” at midnight March 22.
The cosmic and grounding sound of pure unadulterated Tame Impala proves to be alive and well in “Patience.” Over a intricately crafted (bordering on a perfect) arrangement, Kevin Parker’s vocals speak directly to the listener, neck deep in groove. Conga drums add a level of acoustic grounding while layers upon layers of experimental synths act as steps into the heavens. The conversation carries on over steady rhythms and cerebral lyrics. Kevin Parker sings, “I should be flying straight / don’t be late / ‘Cause time waits for no one / I should be flying straight / Don’t be late / ‘Cause time takes from everyone.”
Between the technical phonetic arrangement, the absolutely original flow, and the thought-provoking lyrics, it’s impossible to deny the authenticity of the track; and more so, not be excited about the upcoming album. Tame Impala is back, or rather again, they’re here.
Tame Impala are scheduled to headline the second night of Coachella to kick off their 2019 tour which will hit all over the US, Europe, and Scandinavia. They’ll also be playing at Lollapalooza in August, and debuting on SNL March 30.