Tame Impala – First Single ‘Elephant’ – Lonerism Album (CD, LP)

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by modularpeople

First single off Tame Impala’s forthcoming new LP on the block ‘Lonerism’, out Oct 5 AUS/ Oct 8 UK / Oct 9 US.

Modular announced that West Australia’s psych warriors Tame Impala will return with their new album Lonerism, to be released globally this October 2012.

Recorded and produced almost entirely by Kevin Parker in studios, planes, hotels and homes around the world, and mixed by the trailblazing Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips / MGMT), Lonerism’s sound is not so much reinvented as completely redrafted and stretched way, way out. It’s a quantum leap forward for the band, the seeds of which were sown shortly after their debut album ‘Innerspeaker’ was mixed.

Featuring twelve new songs, Lonerism’s most apparent advance is in it’s synthesizers – there’s swathes of them cutting melancosmic shapes across almost every track. There’s still the searing guitar lines, bouldering drums, free bass and of course Parker’s voice, but now there’s heavily mournful pads and sunshine lead lines from an army of analogue explorers in the mix.

Lonerism follows on from their 2010 ‘Innerspeaker’ debut which was welcomed by fans in stages the world over, and won Tame Impala many critical nods including both Rolling Stone & Triple J’s Album Of The Year as well as a touring schedule with highlights such as Glastonbury, Big Day Out, Roskilde, Summersonic and T In The Park.

Album tracks:

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