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First Listen: Tame Impala

Tame Impala will return with their new album Lonerism in October.

The follow-up to Innerspeaker, which topped FL’s Best Albums of 2010 list, has again been recorded and produced by Kevin Parker and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Mercury Rev, MGMT)

Synthesizers feature on almost every one of the twelve new songs on Lonerism, but the press release promises that you’ll still hear the “searing guitar lines, bouldering drums [and] free bass” that you’d expect on a Tame Impala record.

Speaking to FL about the new record last year, lead singer Kevin Parker said: “With the last record we tried to keep it to 40 minutes which obviously didn’t happen so this time we were aiming to keep it shorter but as it stands we’re already looking like getting to the 50 minute mark”

The album’s first single Elephant will premiere later in July, but you can hear (and download) album track Apocalypse Dreams here.

The full tracklisting and details about a deluxe box set edition of the record will be released soon.

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Quicky said on the 9th Jul, 2012

Love it already. Very keen for the new album :)


grattan said on the 12th Jul, 2012


Be Above It
Endors Toi
Apocalypse Dreams
Mind Mischief
Music To Walk Home By
Why Won't They Talk To Me?
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Keep On Lying
She Just Won't Believe Me
Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
Sun's Coming Up


sarcasm_mister said on the 25th Jul, 2012

first official single from the album....

got a strong Beatles vibe going.


sarcasm_mister said on the 28th Jul, 2012

another triple j live broadcast recording. not sure how this turned out. i fell asleep half way through and haven't played it back yet.!download|689p3|1996401401||42497|0|0


grattan said on the 1st Oct, 2012

Gatefold double coloured (turquoise) vinyl LP - exclusive to this Deluxe Edition.
CD album digipak.
7" vinyl featuring previously unreleased 'Beverly Laurel' - exclusive to this Deluxe Edition.
Double-sided poster featuring album cover image and message from the band.
3 button badges.
Packaged in a custom designed box.

Yours for just $83. Ouch!