Early next year, Aussie psych superstars Tame Impala will return with the new album The Slow Rush, their first in five years. Kevin Parker and his co-conspirators have already shared a handful of early songs, the most recent of which is the sprawling “Posthumous Forgiveness.” And now they’ve unveiled the dates … More »
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.
The Slow Rush is available for pre-order here.
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Early next year, Australian psych-rock superstars Tame Impala will return with the new album The Slow Rush, their long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Currents. Over the past few months, we’ve heard a few of the songs that will appear on the LP: “Patience,” “Borderline,” “It Might … More »
Apple Music has a show called 5 Best Songs where the DJ Matt Wilkinson asks guests about their favorite music. Tomorrow, Beck will release his new album Hyperspace, largely co-written and co-produced with Pharrell Williams. So by way of promoting the album, Beck is on the most recent 5 Best Songs, … More »
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)
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
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.
Pre-order The Slow Rush here.
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Hey everyone sorry i’ve been a bit quiet for the last 4 billion years and sorry it’s all been a bit weird this year, there are all sorts of excuses i could serve you but it basically all comes down to me hating the idea of giving you anything that isn’t the best my entire heart and soul and brain can give. But i’m so fucking relieved the day has finally come that i can give you a date, I guess you are too… And i’m so excited for touring next year and beyond with a new show and new album of songs and yes we’ll come to peru and yes we’ll come to brazil and wherever you live in the world because that’s all i want to do for the rest of my life. I’ll be waiting anxiously with you until feb 14 2020, in the meantime enjoy this quirky new song about your own inner paranoid thoughts telling you you’ve lost your mojo, and whose drum sound took me about 1 of those 4 billion years. love you all
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Last week, Tame Impala officially announced their new album, The Slow Rush. The album, which features 12 tracks that were produced by Parker and recorded in both Los Angeles and his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, will be out on Valentine’s Day. The Slow Rush is the follow-up to 2015’s Currents, and … More »
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.
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